#1 - At Home
Keeping tabs on schoolwork can be a chore for many families. So one of the first things you'll want to do is teach kids how to organize their workspace, whether it's a temporary location like the kitchen table or a more permanent station like a desk. Lots of things should be within reach -- such as a pencil sharpener, paper, eraser and calculator -- but beyond the essentials the space should be relatively uncluttered.
And while you'll want to encourage the kids' to get in the habit of keeping a calendar, it's a good idea if Mom keeps the master calendar to help everybody stay on top of things. Bulletin boards and dry erase boards are also a good way for families to keep track of each other.