Keep Home Study Supplies in a Homework
It’s four o’clock…you know what that means…time
to do homework. You scour the house looking for a pencil. Then you need a pencil sharpener. Ten minutes later you
find one. Finally you sit down to start your homework.
Where’s the calculator? Dad’s desk? Brother’s
bedroom? Once found, you discover that it is low on batteries…there have to be some in the house…but where? If you
find your typical study session unfolding like this, then here are a few suggestions to make you finish your
homework with ease…
You can waste a lot of time looking for homework
supplies and making sure they are ready to be used. OR, you can use a homework box or supply kit of some kind to
keep it all together. Then, when it comes time to do homework, everything is in place for you. No running around,
no scouring the house.
Any kind of box will do. You can use a storage
tote, an old shoebox, or even a drawer. The key is to keep everything you need in there, ready to go. Make sure the
tote or box is placed conveniently in your study area. It should not move from the spot.
Make sure siblings and family members know that these supplies are for
homework, and not for other activities. Those supplies should stay there, and only be used for homework. You may
want to label it so there is no confusion as to its purpose.
Keep your homework supplies in a different backpack
Pencils and crayons should be sharp, calculators
fully equipped with fresh batteries, markers with lids tightly attached. Here’s a tip, since your parents are
always offering to help with your homework but it is up to you to do the work, suggest that they take
responsibility for keeping the supply kit full and in working order.
When it comes to studying, there are few people
that want any more struggle or stress than is necessary. Keeping all materials and supplies handy and ready to go
will make your studying not only go smoother, but possibly quicker. And who wouldn’t want to shorten the time they
need for studying?