Create a “locker list”
Develop a “locker checklist” with your child to help her remember what to bring home from school each day. Include a reminder for everything she might need, ranging from binders and notebooks, to homework folders and textbooks. She can even include sports equipment and instruments on her list. Getting into the habit of taking a few minutes to check her list before she leaves school will help ensure that when she sits down to do her homework she’ll be fully prepared with all the materials she needs.