Organize homework supplies and have them in an easy to access location. A shelf, box or cabinet works well.
After completing a periodic backpack clean out, taking a supply inventory helps students stay organized as well. Make sure there are enough pencils in the bag so your student doesn’t have to waste class time and lose focus trying to borrow one from a friend. Also make sure there are enough pens, paper and markers/highlighters. If a calculator is needed for class, place it in a part of the backpack where your student will find it and turn it on to check the batteries.
When shopping for supplies, get EXTRA STURDY notebooks & pocket folders. If folders rip, they can cause students to become disorganized.