Now that the dust has settled.
Third stop: The Student Locker
Ask your student to survey their locker: Do they describe a cavernous space crammed with loose papers, a week-old lunch, and stinky gym shoes, and all of this is ready to avalanche out upon them as they open it?
- As a first step, pick up some interlocking locker shelves. These stacking shelves use up all that wasted lower space and provide an area for books and supplies.
- Next provide your student with a cool hanging magnetic organizer for the inside of the locker. This organizer is another nifty tool complete with notepads, storage for pencils and pens, plus a mini-bulletin board for reminders.
- Other gadgets that tame the chaos beast lurking in the locker are magnetic pouches, magnetic buttons and hooks, and magnetic file pockets. How about a magnetic locker mirror for your student? I even found an ad for a locker shag rug!
All of these supplies can be purchased at Target or Walmart or an office supply store like Office Depot or Staples.
Now, with all this in place, they will not experience more locker shock, but instead, they will have a locker that rocks. If you need encouragement in your parenting of school-age kids, check out Sue’s article Back to school, into life.
Check in next time when we will organize one of the most dysfunctional of spaces: the student notebook binder.