It’s back to school time and that means it’s also homework time! We’re here to provide you with several homework station organization ideas to help get your students’ homework routine off to a great start.
- Make sure they have plenty of space. In the photo above you can see that each person has a great amount of space to spread out when working on a project. If they’re cramped and there’s no room to get all your markers out or your rulers and calculators, then students aren’t going to use the space.
- Consider your storage options and homework station location. In the photo below you can see that a wire basket houses several containers used for storing markers, crayons, pencils, etc. Whatever you want to use – old coffee cans, mason jars, stackable boxes, find a way to contain all those “creative” necessities.
- Homework station organization is great, but where to locate that station is just as important. For some kids, finding a spot in their room where it’s quiet and there are few distractions, is perfect. For others, a location like this one, in the kitchen, means mom and dad aren’t far away if kids have questions or if they get distracted.
4. Good lighting is important for a homework station; find a small desk lamp that will work within your space, or consider even a floor lamp if there’s no room on the desk. Either option will provide sufficient light without taking up much space.
5. Don’t forget about displaying important work! Use a magnetic marker board for displays, or a bulletin board. These are also handy for posting reminders about upcoming projects or events.
6. Notice in the picture above, the file folder holder on the wall. This is a great way to organize papers and notes without taking up desk space. It’s important for students to have some way of keeping track of files and papers from projects, math tips, etc., and utilizing a wall mounted folder holder is a great idea for your homework station organization.
7. For older students you might consider a marker board or calendar for keeping track of deadlines for research papers, science projects, etc.
Finally, if space is truly limited and there’s no way to have a designated homework station, a designated homework cart is a good solution. The one above is filled with everything students need to work on various homework assignments. This can be rolled to a table in the kitchen, living room, or even bedroom whenever students need to get to work.
We hope these tips help you with your homework station organization for this back to school start!