Are you a little too familiar with the "lost and found" box at your child’s school? If so, you're not alone—lots and lots of parents find that their kids' school materials seem to disappear into the most mysterious places, only to reappear weeks or months later. This is an ongoing struggle, of course, but it's never too late to start working it through.
One simple, fun way to ensure your second grader hangs on to her stuff this school year—or at least gets it back quickly—is to have her create “business cards” to use as labels. You'll love them because they'll keep your child organized. Your child will love them because she can pass them out to all of her friends. (Psst: she'll get in some writing practise, too!)