Without them, they lose school materials. They forget what they’re supposed to do. And they don’t turn in homework on time.
Encourage your child to:
- Create a “day at a glance.” Help her make a schedule of what she does in school and when. Tape it to the inside cover of a notebook to take to school.
- Maintain an assignment log. In a special notebook, have your child write down the subject, assignment, due date and days left until each assignment deadline.
- Make “To Do” lists. After school, your child should write down everything she has to do before bedtime. If she’s too young, help her make the list, perhaps with pictures. Let her check off each task as she completes it.
- Take care of hard tasks first. Especially with homework, it’s best to do the most difficult tasks when her energy is high.
- Use different colors for school subjects. For example, use a blue notebook for English, and cover her English text in blue. Your child will be able to find what she needs at school quickly.
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