First Thing to Organize This Summer!

Create an end of school year ritual and purge the backpack. No matter what the student’s age you can get him or her involved as well.

  • Have the student take everything out and place it on a cleared surface.
  • Have him/her identify what can be discarded or recycled.
  • Help him/her identify what can be donated to an organization or camp.
  • Help him/her identify what to keep (it’s okay to ask “what will you use it for?”).
  • Art work – have him/her keep the favorites to either frame, put into a scrapbook, or scan and save in a file!
stuffed backpack

End of school purge!