Back to School Organization with Sight Word Ideas

Check out these sight word ideas for back to school organization. A great way to help kids get organized and learn their sight words! 

Back to School Organization with Sight Word Ideas - organize your homework area and help your child recognize sight words

With my son going into Kindergarten in two weeks exactly, I wanted to spruce up the homework station I created for him to be more kid-friendly. Since he’ll be learning a few sight words this year I thought I’d help him out by labeling all of the organizational bins I have in his homework station with the name of what’s in the bin.

I didn’t want anything too boring like a printed label though. I wanted bright signs that would grab my son’s attention so I headed over to Staples to grab some fine point and extra fine point Sharpie markers.

If you know me you know I can’t resist a good sale on school and office supplies. So when I was our Sunday paper with my husband and ran across the Staples ad I got excited when I saw that Sharpie markers were on sale! I couldn’t stock up fast enough.

Back to School Organization with Sight Word Ideas - supplies

After a quick shopping trip, I had all I needed to start organizing my son’s homework station.

When shopping around Staples I found some great items to help me with my project. Here’s what I ended up picking up:

  • 12 Sharpie® Fine Point Permanent Markers 
  • 12 Sharpie® Ultra Fine Point Permanent Markers 
  • Sharpie highlighters
  • Book rings
  • Index cards

Back to School Organization with Sight Word Ideas - cut index cards

Once I had all of my supplies I got to work! Wanting to keep things simple so that my son could help me, I simply cut the index cards in half and used each half as a label.

Then I wrote down the name of what was in each bucket in his homework station so that I could label them.

Back to School Organization with Sight Word Ideas - make labels

Once I had all of the labels written out I let my son hole punch the labels and put the book rings through the hooks.

Then I grabbed the bins with holes and let him clip them on. Once those were up we taped the labels to the bins without holes.

Back to School Organization with Sight Word Ideas - punch holes in cards

The whole project took less than 30 minutes and already my son is asking me what each bin says. He can’t wait for kindergarten (and neither can I)!

I just know that this next year will bring a lot of change. I’m just glad I can provide him a space to do projects, create, and work on homework with me near by.

With the help of awesome deals at Staples, our Homework Station is now 100% complete for the school year! And my son will start learning a few new sight words.

Back to School Organization with Sight Word Ideas - labeled bins

Do you use sight words around the house for your child?

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