Hi friends! School has been in session for about a month now, can you believe it? I’ve been wanting to do one of these homework carts for Hadley, and finally did it this year! Originally, I used the cart for a newborn rolling cart, but in the end didn’t use it for what I intended it for. It stayed in our bedroom, untouched, and basically was a catch all for things I wasn’t using.
This homework cart has everything Hadley could ever need for homework after school. Since she is in second grade now, and we’ve had two years of homework experience, I’ve figured out what works and what doesn’t work for homework.
One thing that has been amazing, is when she gets home from school, she does homework almost right away. Hadley will wash her hands, go to the bathroom if need be, get a drink/snack, and start on homework right away.
Starting this after school routine, has been amazing for her and her dad and I at the same time. Knocking out the homework as soon as she gets home from school, helps for the rest of the day to go super smooth, for the most part. Now, when you throw in sports, practices, and after school activities, sometimes that throws a damper on things. But for the most part, I will say it really helps to do homework right away.
TOP SHELF CONTENTS:
– hand sanitizer
– rubber bands
– glue sticks
– pencil sharpener
– writing utensils (pens, pencils, highlighters)
– white out
MIDDLE SHELF CONTENTS:
– random note paper
– red pens
BOTTOM SHELF CONTENTS:
It has really helped to have this homework cart! To have everything she might need for homework all in one place is super super helpful! She likes to keep the homework cart in the corner in the office, so when she is doing homework, she can go to the cart and grab whatever she might need. Instead of searching all over the house for a pencil, or a marker, or a crayon, or whatever it might be. Having all the supplies in one place has helped so much for homework after school.
I’m sure we will continue to add more items to this cart as the years go on, but for now it is working for what we need it to do! Help with homework! It is super convenient to have everything she might need in one place. We don’t really care where she does her homework, but after it’s all said and done, she does have to put all the homework cart “items” back in its spot each night, and anything else in her bookbag for the next day. I cannot tell you how much it helps to start these little routines early in these elementary years. It can only help them as they get older for school!
Homework cart linked here.
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