Are you looking for the best way to get your homeschool student organized?
With so many subjects and materials utilized during homeschooling, you can easily feel overwhelmed with how to best keep track of everything.
When I began the process of planning for homeschooling my daughter, I wanted to find a system that allowed for easy storage and organization of assignments, supplies, and completed work.
During my research on homeschool student binders, I found a really inexpensive, easy solution in the Case It Zipper Binder. In this post, I will detail how my family uses this binder to organize ALL of my third grader’s work and materials!
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How to Organize Homeschool Work
As mentioned above, I purchased a Case It Zipper Binder to organize all of daughter’s assignments. This binder had awesome reviews on Amazon, and I loved that it offered so much storage space! The pocket on the outside isn’t super deep, but the inside of the binder offers lots of different storage options.
It comes in different colors and sizes, but I purchased the 4 inch binder to ensure that it could hold workbooks and a tablet. This was important to me as I wanted a homeschool organization system that could be easily taken along on outings, vacations, appointments, etc.
You can see the Case It Binder we use here! (Amazon Affiliate Link)
In addition to the roomy interior of the binder, I really like that the Case-It zips closed to secure all the items you keep inside. The handle and the shoulder strap help make it super easy to carry around as well.
What to Keep in the Homeschool Binder
I’m going to break down each section of the binder so you can see exactly what we keep in ours. When you unzip the Case It, you will see pockets for filing materials to your left.
You can label these plastic pockets with each day of the week. Then, you can easily file workbook pages or other resources into the pocket that corresponds to the day it will be used. These filing pockets are even large enough to hold thin workbooks, which is really convenient!
I like to sit down each Sunday and pull out the resources my third grader will need for the entire week. The plastic file pockets make it so simple to keep each day’s assignments in a clearly labeled spot.
You will also notice that the Case It contains storage pouches in front of the plastic file pockets.
These additional storage spaces are great spots to hold materials like
- Glue sticks
- Post it notes
On the right side of the Case It Binder, you have the 4 inch (or whichever size you purchase) binder rings. You can add dividers to the rings to allow each subject to have its own space.
Our binder includes dividers for the following subjects:
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Foreign Language
I used write-on dividers to separate each subject because they allow you to erase and re-write your labels if needed. They also have pockets, which I find really useful for holding assignments!
You can see the subject dividers I use here! (Amazon Affiliate Link)
Each morning, I take out the worksheets that are in the left side file pocket for that particular day. I then sort them into the divider pockets (on the right side) for each subject area.
In each of these divided sections, you can add notebook paper and other resources. This way your student can take notes or answer questions on the notebook paper while keeping it organized with the correct subject.
If you are interested in reading more about the subject areas I teach during homeschooling, you can check out this post:
In addition to the storage sections mentioned above, you will also find a binder pocket at the back of the 3 rings. This is where my daughter puts her completed homeschool work, so we always know where it is.
Student Organization Tips
You can see in the photo of the August calendar above that I used a page protector to keep the printable secure. I find these really handy to use with resources I print for my daughter to always have on hand.
If you are interested in the spelling menu resource I created, you can download a free pdf here.
I also created a times tables menu that your student can keep in the math section of the Case It Binder. You can download a free pdf of that here.
Final Thoughts on Homeschool Student Organization
Overall, we find the Case It Zipper Binder to be a great organization system for homeschooling. If you are looking for a binder to keep all of your student’s assignments, resources, and supplies together, we highly recommend this one!
Do you have any homeschool organization hacks for getting organized?
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