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By Rebekah Lowin

So much can happen in between your child getting a homework assignment in school and actually handing it in to the teacher. Completing the homework is one thing; keeping it all organized is a whole nother challenge. From fishing a worksheet out from a pile of hundreds of papers to worriedly checking with the family dog, a missing assignment can throw the whole family's routine for a loop.

Let's not even get started on lost permission slips. Oy.

So, what to do? Well, Meredith Sinclair of Meredith Plays has a few ideas. The blogger and former teacher is here to show you how to organize your child's messy school folders so that they can find things in a snap...and you can take a deep breath. Fido doesn't deserve to be blamed for everything, after all.

Take a deep breath and press play for a step-by-step guide to making it happen:

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