Sassy has never been the most responsible when it comes to keeping track of her things. I think she has an "artist's" brain, and in her world, it is take it as it comes....whatever is fine.....very scattered and such.
Unfortunately, 3rd grade is a time of change. They are starting to teach the kids the fundamentals of organization, and holding them accountable for things. Sassy is going to have a rough time until she gets a better grip on this. She has forgotten her homework folder 4/6 days (brings home the homework, but not the folder....and this is confusing to me because she has had a folder every year she has been in school....this isn't new).
The school encourages the kids to have a water bottle at their seat. Designed to keep kids from getting up constantly to get a drink. Sassy has already dropped one and broke it (plastic), lost one (aluminum), and "forgot" one today. It is only the 6th day of school!!!! I told her she better look for her lost one (which was $15), and find it. If she can't, she will be responsible for buying a new one. I am not replacing another water bottle when we are 6 days into school. That is already 2 down, and maybe a 3rd.
We are getting ready to roll out the allowance system. I am hoping this is going to teach them the value things. It might sting a bit when she loses things and SHE has to replace them.