Collect it. Have a basket or spot for each child to put the finish school papers, permission slips, communications from school that you need to look at. Be sure to put it in a spot that they can reach. Make this part of their coming home routine.
Limit it. If you kept everything, you home would quickly become a storage site. Perhaps you could save your favorites from each year.
Share it. Be sure to spend time letting your child tell you about their work. That's why they bring it home to you!
Store it. However you decide to store the memorabilia, take time to label the containers with the child's name, the contents, and the age or school year of the child. That way when you do want to pull something out, you can locate the items without having to search and dig through one big container.
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