It’s the last quarter of the school year and summer is around the corner. It’s also the hardest time to keep motivated for students. Regardless of whether your student had a successful school year or not, you want to help them end strong. Here are 4 tips to keep in mind as you keep organized until the end of school.
Keep organized with routines
As it stays lighter longer, it’s harder to keep your evening routines in place. It’s also hard to get up as daylight comes later. Keep routines like homework time and evening wind down at the same hour as all year long. A good night’s rest makes it easier to get up in the dark. Starting homework and packing up the back pack at the same time makes sure that all homework is completed and returned to school.
Keep prioritizing organization
At this point if you look in your student’s backpack, there’s papers everywhere and no order in binders. Get everything back in order with your student once a week to keep organization a priority. Remove the papers that are not needed in school and place these in an accordion file that stays at home to use for semester exams. Replace pens, pencils and other tools so the back pack is fully stocked for work.
Keep organized with visual reminders
Your student’s planner may not be used completely as they slip into the “why does it matter now” phase of school. Use post it notes and dry erase boards to help reminder them why writing in their planner matters. Use your family calendar and family meeting to share your own stories of why you write stuff down. Most student’s hate being told what to do, so keep reminders visual.
Keep the end in mind as you move through the final phases of the school year. It’s about keeping on keeping on! A big finish makes the year as successful as can be.
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