No, this is not a day to talk about filing taxes. However, I may have a bit of filing leftover from the last few weeks of schoolwork.
Yeah, I know.
There must come a time when we all recognize our weaknesses, right?! I love to be organized, but I am not entirely disciplined to file at the end of each week. I was doing really well at first, filing school papers in each child’s binder at the end of each day.
Yep, didn’t last too long.
Then I started getting piles of papers on my desk, not attractive and very distracting. Wonders of wonders, I found this cute little green basket at the Dollar Store. It became our “Turn In” basket. That really was a good thing by helping Builder and Princess know where to place those finished products. Unfortunately, the papers looked so neat and nice in that perfect little green basket that they haven’t quite made it into those perfect little school binders.
So, I find myself at the end of the school year shifting, organizing, and filing many many papers. And you know what…that is completely ok with me. Is it ideal to file every day or even once a week? Sure. Is it ok that I did not file weekly and now will make my way through this sea of papers and have a great binder of work for each one of them? Yes.
Again, as with many things homeschool, I find myself realizing…it’s ok. Either, or. This way or that. It works; it gets done. I don’t have to stress about either way. I love that at the end of my kids school career, they will have a binder for each year of their learning. They will have fun looking back at what they have learned, remembering fun projects, and seeing the milestones they reached along the way.
And of course, they will be taking all 12 binders with them!!!
And you? ~ What are some of your strengths and weaknesses when it comes to school organization?