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The transition from elementary school to middle school can be tolling on a child. There are more classes to go to, changing of classrooms, having multiple teachers to please, new friends from other schools to meet and learning how to use a locker. In addition, it is all done during a difficult stage of life where a pre-teen becomes a teen. Good organization can help make this change go smoother. Following are some tips or parents to help their middle schoolers implement.
Before School- Supplies, Schedule and more
When shopping for school supplies, you may want to make sure you know your child’s school schedule first. Purchasing color-coded supplies for each class is a great way to keep schoolwork organizes. Math gets a blue notebook and blue folder, while English gets a red notebook and red folder, and so on. The student will begin to associate that color with the subject, and therefore the right materials will always be brought to the right class, as well as each subject’s assignments will be kept neatly together.
In addition to shopping for school supplies, it is helpful to go over the school map with the students, and perhaps make a copy with the class and teacher’s name on each room. This will be helpful for the student to carry with them until it is familiar. In addition, the student’s schedule should also be written out and kept with the map. The locker combination should be written down at home, as well as in a place, such as wallet, purse or backpack incase it is forgotten while at school.
Daily Assignment List
Another way to keep track of assignments is through a monthly calendar hung up at home. There are some assignments, such as science projects, that will be assigned further ahead of time. A strategy would be to break down the project into smaller projects that can be done along with the nightly homework, rather than a day or two before it is due.
Go Over List While at School
Set Aside Time and Place for Homework
Prioritize and Check-Off Work
Organize for Tomorrow
And then- the day starts all over again!
With the start of middle school comes added responsibility on the part of the student. They must learn to multi-task, learn to work with many different teaching styles and expectations and how to juggle more homework with more available after-school activities. But, keeping organized using these simple tips are sure to make the middle school years run like a well-oiled machine. When the middle schooler is ready to graduate to high school, they will be very prepared for that new transition- and the new demands that come with the next level of education.