Lots of school “stuff” collects & comes in at the end of the school year. Programs from concerts & events, end-of-year assessments, art, the list goes on…
Here’s a tip to try – Pare down the duplicates, scratch papers, & practice pages as soon as you can & then collect the rest in one place. In late August, as you are preparing to start off the next year, take a minute to remember & wrap up the last one.
You can ask your child to find their “best work” & the items that they want to keep because they hold good memories. Then find a way to store these favorites – it may be a in file box with a folder for each year, in a binder, or in an art portfolio.
Offering a little time & space between when the work was created & the decisions, can make the letting go easier.
If you want a more info. on this process, you can check out AUGUST IS A GREAT TIME TO DEAL WITH KID ART, HERE’S WHY!
And I’d love to hear if this tip offers a little relief or if you have a system that works well for you!