What do you do with them?

@lilybug (21182)
United States
September 24, 2008 8:27am CST
Every Monday my son brings home all of the graded papers that he has gotten from the week before. I always go through them and look at what grades he got on the papers, but I don't know what to do with them after that. What do you do with your child's graded papers? Do you keep them all? Pitch them in the trash?
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7 responses
• Canada
24 Sep 08
I would never be able to keep them all becuase there just would be no place to put them all . I do save some of them for scrapbook pages and do stick some to the fridge to show I am proud of my children accomplishments and the rest I chuch after I have looked at them all . My daughters first year I had a wall dedicated to all the work she had did for the semester and the following semester we took them all down and started again . It was nice as it was a wall dedicated to her and the house we lived in at the time was in pretty bad shape so it hid the marks on the wall as well . Many had commented on what a nice idea it was :)
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
24 Sep 08
I think that sounds like a cool idea for someone who has the place for it. There is no way I could keep all of his papers. Too many!
• Canada
24 Sep 08
Just about anything my daughter brings home, I keep. I usually put it on the fridge for a week and then I put it in a big rubbermaid container for all her work. My mom kept all of my stuff and I'm just now sorting through everything from when I was a kid and discarding everything that I feel I don't want anymore. It's nice for your child to see how they did throughout school when they get older. It should be up to them once they are adults on whether they still want their work or not.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
24 Sep 08
My mom kept some of our artwork growing up, but that was all. I still have some of it.
@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
24 Sep 08
Here we have to sign the papers (teachers usually send home a packet with a slip that is signed) and return them to the teacher. Papers come home every Wednesday and there are usually 6 or so in the packet. Don't get me wrong, he come home with a ton of other papers (HUGE waste of resources considering their classroom is almost all electronic) that I hang up on the fridge, they just don't have grades.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
24 Sep 08
All of his papers have a grade on them. There is a paper on the top of the packet of papers that has to be signed and returned so the teacher knows that the parent saw them.
@nanayangel (7691)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
Hi there Lily Bug! Yes, I keep all of them. I have this plastic envelope where I keep them and also my papers in school. But when they have their art activities, I post those papers on the wall. We have lots of them in our bedroom and some here in our internet cafe.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
24 Sep 08
My son brings home about 15-20 papers every week, so keeping them all seems like it would take up so much room.
• United States
24 Sep 08
If it's a really good grade that my girls are excited about, I will hang it on the refrigerator for a week or so, but other than that I usually just throw them away. I just figure, I can't keep everything or there wouldn't be any room in the house for us!! lol
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
24 Sep 08
I post his spelling tests on the fridge when he brings them home. He is proud of his 100%'s.
@ersmommy1 (12605)
• United States
25 Sep 08
I have the same problem. My daughter brings home her work as well. Since she is in kindergarten we are doing our best to get her excited about school. She picks 2 assignments. She then gets to put them in a place of honor for all to see on the fridge. The rest usually go in the shredder. If we didn't we'd be floating in kinder-work by the end of the year!
@YourGod (36)
• United States
25 Sep 08
Hi there.. Thanks for the information.. I appreciate it that you told me.. Have a nice day..