The table is on its last legs...literally. It just fell over as the wood has cracked. We can't move it at all once it gets kinda-sorta MacGyvered into place. I'm talking about Kiddo's homework table. It's also where she eats and all that, but it's mainly the place she does homework.
Soooooo, we are obviously in need of a new homework area. As the new school year is right around the corner, I'm looking at everything homework-y-related we need to possibly, for lack of a better word, upgrade and, of course, organize.
-- Inventory. Along with the table, I'm taking inventory of everything that she uses: pads of drawing paper, markers, pencils, tape, etc. Do we have enough so I'm not frantic at 8:35 pm if she needs to make some sort of project or something? I'm organizing a list of what we may need to stock up on to be sure we're on top of it.
-- Get a central holding place. Aside from the set homework area, I'm looking at how our "drop zone" area is...you know, that place where the kids (and, well, all of us) unload backpacks, shoes, coats, etc and so forth when we come in the abode. How is that area working for your family? Does it need a redo? Better bins? I'm checking out ours, and realize I need a cubby for each of us and a hook. I've seen some fabu ideas on Pinterest, with everyone having a hook, a bin, a dry erase board for messages and reminders, and a mailbox-type wall bin for forms and such. Genius!
-- Knowledge is power for everyone. Make sure everyone gets in the habit of checking the main central calendar (wherever that may be). I put two dry erase boards right by our door, one has a weekly overview, and the other is a big monthly calendar with room for notes and reminders.
Do your kids have a homework area? Have you had to redo it this year?