Moving along with the binder organization series and today I’m sharing the CHILD binder. I have one per child and keep adding to these K-7th grade.

Why only until 7th grade? By 8th grade kids often begin taking classes that count towards their high school GPA and then we move to a 2nd binder per child that’s geared towards COLLEGE.


I keep K-7th school records in case we move or transferred schools. Both have happened more times that I would have anticipated. Schools will need official transcripts but in a pinch your records can get the ball rolling.

I keep a copy of their birth certificate, immunization records and sports physicals for easy team sign ups. Lastly, I keep awards and recognition received just for sentimental reasons -in those grade levels they don’t matter for college applications.


Grab a binder and label it with your child’s name. Toss in a few page protectors and off we go!


-report cards

-awards, honor society certificates

-standardized testing scores

-writing samples or any pieces of work you’d like to save

-copy sports physicals, school insurance

-travel sport team contacts, payments etc

-copies of medical paperwork

-copy of immunization records

-copy of birth certificate

That’s about it! If you have a child under 8th grade this is an easy system to keep their personal records in one place. We will discuss the 8th-12th grade binder geared towards COLLEGE in another post. You will blink and be ready for the next phase!

Happy filing~ Kristen

About Laurel Dane Designs, LLC

Making our final house into a home one room at a time. This is our 11th and final home so it is unique. Every detail in this home is aimed at creating our FOREVER home. I've worked on many of my homes and clients homes so theres plenty of inspirational for all home styles here!

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