DS is going into 9th grade this year and I am trying to figure out the best way to keep him organized. He went to a catholic elementary school through 8th grade so this will be the first year of lockers, moving from class to class, etc. In elementary school I never had to worry about supplies; I paid a stationary fee and the school supplied everything. So, I asked the high school for some guidance and the response was that he will get a list from each teacher the first week of school. Great. My kid has issues and organization is a huge one for him. I need to be able to have a basic structure from day one or it will be a disaster.
My main concern is what to do for a homework journal type thing. I know I need something for him to write down assignements and so forth but am not sure what the best thing would be. Do your kids use a calendar to write all assignments in the same place or do they separate it by class? Does anyone know of any apps for a tablet or iPod for tracking homework? Any suggestions are welcome.***He did have a homework journal all through elementary school but was not god about using it. I did find a few homework apps for android last night and will be encouraging him to download a few and explore to get a feel for them. The school has a BYOT (bring your own technology) policy so he will be able to carry his tablet and/or his iPod all the time in school. And I know I sound a little overprotective or like a helicopter mom but my son has documented learning disablilites as well as ADD and anxiety disorder and depression. The more direction I can give him from the start, the more likely he is to stay on the right track.