If you are an elementary school student, you know how easy it is to lose control of the tasks and assignments to be delivered. So follow these instructions to organize them by story and so you don't have to chase your work through a bunch of papers. If you can manage to get all your papers into one or two binders, it will be harder to forget about your homework.
Method 1 of 2: Organizing a Binder
Step 1. Separate your work by subject
If your binder is full of notes from several different classes without following an order, start by separating them into different piles. Arrange these piles according to the subject.
Step 2. In each pile, remove the oldest jobs
Also remove graded and graded works and older ones, separating them in a different binder or folder to leave them at home and use when studying for exams. Let go of work from previous years, projects that have already been returned, and papers that are not related to school matters. Keep what you will need to study in the future and what you want to keep as a souvenir. Discard the rest in the trash.
Keep your "home" binder or folder in an obvious place, such as a shelf in your bedroom
Step 3. See if you can get the remaining jobs into a single binder
Having only one binder for all classes is great for organization as you won't have to handle two binders all the time. If you have a lot of papers, separate them into two binders using one of these systems:
- Try using one binder for pre-break classes and one for after-break classes. If you have a locker at school, you will only need to carry one binder at a time, but be sure to get both before heading home at the end of the day.
- If your school has classes the same as Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and classes the same as Tuesdays and Thursdays, separate your papers into two binders so you only need to bring one binder to school each day. Remember to put the right binder in your backpack the night before.
Step 4. Place a colored divider for each story in the binder
Tabs are colored sheets of paper, usually with a small tab at the end for you to write the name of the story. Put the stories in the order they happen during the day. For example, if your first class is Maths and your second is English, place a blue tab on the first page of your binder, and write "Math" on the tab. Then place a red divider and write "English" on the tab.
Step 5. Insert a paste of three or four holes in each story
Folders with flaps or pockets are great too, as they allow you to store papers without having to open and close the ring binder. Do not keep all papers in these folders. It's best to keep work that will be delivered the next day or the next few days, as they won't stay in your binder for long.
Step 6. Use a plastic bag or cover to protect your most important work
Most subjects have a syllabus, to-do list, and other papers that you should keep throughout the semester. For each story, place a plastic bag with holes after each divider to protect the papers. Keep each important work in a separate bag to prevent tearing.
Step 7. Arrange the remaining papers to see if you need white dividers
Before placing the rest of the papers in your binder, arrange them from oldest to newest. If you have more than fifteen jobs in a pile, use white tabs to organize them into categories. These dividers are exactly the same as the colored ones, but their different appearance makes it obvious that they serve to divide categories within a story. Here are some examples of how to divide your subject papers into multiple categories:
- For virtually every class, you can use three white dividers with the following categories "Works, " "Homework, " and "Grades."
- If a teacher gives tests on specific topics, organize your material according to those topics to make it easier for you to study. For example, divide English class material into "Reading Exercises" and "Vocabulary."
Step 8. Save the rest of your papers
Once you've decided how to separate your papers, keep each one in the correct subject section, and within that section, place it in the correct category. Organize jobs from newest to oldest, making your search easier.
Step 9. Load sheets for notes
Put ten to twenty sheets of notes for each story. You will probably need more during the semester, but you don't need to put them all in now. Put less paper in the binder to make it easier for you to search for specific notes and reduce the weight you'll have to carry around each day.
Put out some sheets of graph paper for math and science classes, if the teacher asks
Method 2 of 2: Keeping the Organization
Step 1. Organize your binder every night before bed
Choose a time each day to pack your backpack and sort your work and other items. Remove past and evaluated work to the specific folder you keep at home so they can be used for future study. Make sure all work and homework are in the right place in your binder.
Ideally, organize the binder as soon as you get home from school. If you wait too long, it can be harder to organize yourself better
Step 2. Use a calendar
A daily diary or portable calendar can help you organize your tasks. Many people write their tasks in the space reserved on the day of delivery. If you forget to look ahead on your schedule, try another method to keep all your tasks on schedule:
- Every day you receive a new task, immediately write down a day in your calendar to do it. Write with the delivery date.
- Every night after school, check your calendar for yesterday's date. Cross off tasks already done and rewrite tasks not yet due on today's date.
Step 3. Keep your materials in a specific location in your home
Notebooks, binders, and returned work can easily get lost in a mess. Avoid this by reserving space in your drawer or shelf and keeping all your materials in one place. Put all papers in a folder, separate from the binder.
Step 4. Match the colors of your materials with your binder
Normally, you won't need extra notebooks, however some teachers may ask. If this happens, it will be easier to separate them by color to identify each matter. For example, if your math class binder's divider is blue, use a blue notebook and blue colored materials for math class.