I know, it’s early, but for us, it’s time to get organized. Otherwise summer flies by and things don’t get done or it’s a stressful start to school. This year Brett starts MIDDLE SCHOOL. I can’t believe it. I also think school might be a little more challenging. We’re in the process of repainting and decorating his room, which isn’t quite done yet. Along with our updates, I wanted his desk to be more conducive to studying and homework. I found all of the items featured in our DIY homework station at Dollar General.
DIY Homework Station & Printable Student Planner
This desk has always been in Brett’s room but he doesn’t use it for homework much. Mostly it just collects junk…He needs a consistent spot with all the supplies he needs.
At Dollar General, we found all of these items for about $30:
- Eraser tops
- Small organizing containers
- Steno notebook
- Elmer’s Glue stick
- Elmer’s Glue
- Science Elements Clip
- Crayola Markers
- Plastic cup with lid & straw
- Glass jar with yellow lid
- M & M’s & gum
- Loose leaf paper
Homework can really be a drag so don’t forget to include something fun like a little treat jar, drink cup and some gum. These things can go a long way in helping kids (and adults) focus on the task at hand. I put Brett’s Rubik’s cube in the mix too for little brain breaks. Make it a fun space to use with new, bright colored supplies, and a couple surprise elements, like the candy jar and bright highlighters.
As you can see, it doesn’t have to be expensive to create a special homework station. You can Save on back to school essentials with Dollar General!
I also made a student planner page printable that can be used for reminders, recording reading minutes, and more. Download the free STUDENT PLANNER PAGE PRINTABLE here. I purposefully left the planner page very basic so it can be used multiple ways, or anyway that works for your student.
With just a few supplies from Dollar General, and even less money, you can create a functional and fun homework station for your student!
Do you have an special homework area in your home? Do you think your student could benefit from a dedicated area created just for homework?