ARE YOU KEEPING TRACK OF ASSIGNMENTS? • AGENDA BOOK
ASSIGNMENTS • Failing grades seem to be a result of missing and/or late work. • Not a direct result of low ability. • Failure to turn in assignments can cause underachievement in school. • Using planners properly can prepare students to complete their homework.
LOCKERS AND OTHER THINGS • Landslide of late homework, smelly gym clothes and half-eaten lunches. • Organized chaos only works for a few people. • Rules of “in with the new and out with the old”.
CREATING A PRODUCTIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT THIS? OR THIS?
HOME WORKSPACE • Reduce distractions and disruptions. • Create positive learning environment. • Successful homework completion • Open communication with parents
What is Your Time Worth? • Bring necessary supplies to class. • Develop strategies for getting work and materials home and then back to school. • Small amounts of time out of class add up to a large amount of lost instruction.
School-Home Plan • Review daily planner at the end of each day. • What time does building close (just in case you need to return to school). • Classmate’s phone number • Pack book bag every evening before bedand place in a common location. • Lunch money, gym clothes, homework, etc. • Check with parent each morning before leaving home.
GRADUATION AND INSPECTIONS • Celebration of students’ hard work • Rewards for students’ time and effort in improving their organization skills. • Surprise inspections throughout the remainder of the school year. • Reward or Reteach
IMPROVEMENT • “Where would you like me to turn in my homework? I got it done last night.” • “Can I turn my project in early? I knew I would be busy this week so I got it done over the weekend.” • “Mom, I remembered to bring my math homework home tonight so you could help me.”