Welcome to Ms. Lariviere's Grade 7 Life Science Class.
your child get organized
Getting organized is crucial for your child’s success and the key is parent involvement.
Some tips to help your child get organized:
Provide a place to study.
It doesn't have to be a desk, a kitchen table is a great place, especially if mom or dad is in the kitchen doing chores. The desk or table surface should be big enough so that your student can spread out papers and books. Make sure essential supplies such as pens, paper and calculator are close by. Have good lighting and a sturdy chair that's the right
Help your child develop a system to keep track of important papers.
If your child tends to forget to turn in homework or can't quite keep track of how he's doing in a class, it might help to get him a binder with a folder in the front for completed work ready to be turned in and a folder in the back for papers returned by the teacher.
Make sure your child has, and uses a planner to keep track of assignments.
Help your child get in the habit of writing down each daily assign-ment in each subject and check-ing it off when it's complete. Make sure and look at the
agenda yourself. If your child does not see that you value the agenda, they will not value it nor use it.
Ask your student to show you the completed assignments. Students will often say that
they did their homework when they didn’t really do it. If they know that you will look at the work, they will be more likely to complete the work required.
your child to estimate how long each assignment will take.
He can then plan a realistic schedule, building in study breaks after subjects that are most challenging, and allowing for soccer games and band practice.
Helping your child keep track of time spent studying rather
than staring at a blank page will help him think about how he's using his time.
If he's spending too much time on a subject that might be a signal that he needs
extra help or tutoring.
Help your child break big projects into smaller ones.
A big research project will seem less overwhelming and will be less likely to be left until the last minute if it's done in manageable chunks, each with its own
Communicate with your child's teachers.
If your child is struggling with organizational skills, talk to the school counselor or teachers about what might be causing the problems and brainstorm
approaches to solve them.
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