B uy a different notebook for each class.
  • Get notebooks with different colors or pictures.

  • Try to associate the color or the picture on the notebook with each class to make it easier to find. For example, get a green notebook for science because plants are green, and get a red notebook for math because you hate math and you see red when you think of math. Or, get a notebook with a picture of a beach scene and use that for English because you like to read books when you go to the beach.

  • Try to buy notebooks that have pockets in the front and back.

  • Write the name of the subject in very large letters on the front and back of each notebook.


Three notebooks, one for each class.
A lways divide each notebook into sections.
  • Have a section for notes and another for homework assignments. In the section on assignments, list the materials you will need to bring home.

  • Make sure that you get a notebook with pockets so that you can put loose leaf paper in it and use it to store handouts from the teacher.
A notebook with tabs to divide into sections.
N eed to update your notebook daily.
  • Date all sections every time you write in your notebook.

  • As you complete things in the homework section, check them off or cross them out to show that these are done.

  • Go through your pockets daily and clean out any loose-leaf papers that you no longer need. Make sure to hand in any worksheets that you may have in the pockets of your notebook.
An notebook with consistently updated entries.
D o buy a new notebook IMMEDIATELY if you lose one.
  • If you lose one of your notebooks, buy a new one with the same color or picture as the notebook you lost.

  • Replace the notes that were in the lost notebook by getting them from a friend or asking the teacher for help.

  • Replace any worksheets, handouts or assignments by asking your teacher for copies.
A new notebook being bought to replace a lost one.



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