The tissue station is in place to help our little ones develop self-care skills. They can wipe their own noses making sure that their little faces are cleared from boogers and snot. Yucky. The Homework basket holds each child's folder. I may place an enhancement sheet in once or twice a month. It is optional. The child can take home a simple assignment to do with at home with older siblings or parents. Once they return the work, they get a choice of stickers as their reward. They love it!