My youngest son, who is 6, said to me, “I want to show you my Busy Book”. “What’s your Busy Book?” I said. “It’s for half work and half not. I’ve got some drawings in there and some maths.” I love the half not bit.
Apparently the teacher gives them a notebook at the start of the term and says that they can use this when they’ve done all their other work. As most teachers do. But the thing that’s brilliant is that she calls it their Busy Book and so it’s the thing that they put all their busy-ness in.
So I got my own.