It’s time to knuckle down again and get those assignments knocked over as they start to roll in. I know that large amounts of precious homework time can be wasted or diverted into collecting together the right supplies to start work. Instead, have a medium sized plastic box with a lid (maybe even one on wheels to be rolled away under a table), or drawer set aside which is full of supplies reserved exclusively for homework time.
You will want to include the basics such as lined paper, blank, scissors, pencils, pens, a ruler, sticky tape, graph paper, glue, erasers and a pencil sharpener.
And you could add to this a dictionary, a thesaurus, an atlas, a calculator, highlighter pens, sticky notes, a hole punch, coloured markers and pencils, a stapler, etc.
Younger homeworkers might also need those extra special things for assignments such as glitter-glue, stickers, poster paint, brushes and coloured paper and cardboard.
Perhaps you could go shopping for these special supplies together so that the stationery feels extra special – and remember,the rules are that the contents are for homework time only!