School projects and papers - how do you decide?

@lisado (1230)
United States
June 18, 2007 2:04pm CST
How do you decide what papers and projects to keep that your children bring home? My son is 8 1/2 and often brings home little art projects and papers he has worked on over the week. How do you decide which ones are worth keeping and what do you do with them?
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@freak369 (5119)
• United States
18 Jun 07
I usually toss them into folders and at the end of the month go through and pick out the ones that are the best or mean the most. Since the brood are older now, they generally go through and pick out what they want to keep for their portfolio. If you want to keep them organized, check out the Smead School Wallet or the plastic folders that have files in them. They only cost a few dollars and work wonders to keep things organized.
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@lisado (1230)
• United States
21 Jun 07
Thanks. I have a Rubbermaid container right now, but as school goes on, especially when Jesse starts, I'm going to have papers up the ying yang. What do you do with them? Pull them out from time to time? Or do they just stay boxed up until they move out and take them with them? Seriously! lol I don't really see the boys wanting them when they get older but I like looking at the advancement shown as the time passes.
@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
27 Jun 07
When my kids were little, I started out saving every paper. It didn't take long before I realized that I would be burried alive if I kept that up. I started saving just a sample of this and that, plus all of the tests, report cards, and some of the pictures. Eventually this turned to mostly just the report cards, and a few tests as they got older. I have always kept the report cards, all the way through high school.
@lisado (1230)
• United States
28 Jun 07
That was/is my problem. I tend to keep everything so it didn't take long before we were buried in school papers. Zacky doesn't get report cards, really. He gets progress reports that are 10-15 pages long (specialized special ed classes) but I have kept all of them. It's the school projects, though, that I am buried in.