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Improving school organization slides & script

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  • 1. Strengthening the Partnership
    Between
    &
    HomeSchool
    Improving Your Child’s School
    Organizational Skills
  • 2. Signs of Poor Organization
    • Fails to bring home homework assignments
    • 3. Does not know the exact homework assignment
    • 4. Fails to return completed homework
    • 5. Does not know when the teacher gives homework
    • 6. Does not know how the teacher typically informs them of the homework assignments
    • 7. Fails to bring home books or needed materials
    • 8. Does not know when assignments are due
    • 9. Does not have papers and study guides to study
    • 10. Does not know when tests are scheduled
    • 11. Does not have a regular study place
    • 12. Does not have needed supplies for homework
    • 13. Waits until the last minute to start homework/studying
    • 14. Runs out of time when studying for tests
  • Where are we going?
    Planning
    Keeping track of assignments, papers, books, and materials
    Teaching your child organizational skills
  • 15. Daily and Weekly Schedule
    Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
    GameSS TestBookSpellingPool
    7:30 Guitar reporttestparty
    lesson due4:00
    5:00
    Things to do today
    3:00 -3:45 Snack and TV
    3:45-4:45 Homework
    Read
    Math worksheet
    Write out spelling words
    5:00 - 6:00 Eat supper
    6:00 - 7:30 Baseball practice
    7:30 - 8:00 Free time
    8:00 – 8:30 Practice instrument
  • 16. Organizational Methods
    Keeping track of assignments
    Keeping track of papers
    Keeping track of books
  • 17. Keeping Track of Assignments
    Have your child talk with the teacher about when and how homework is assigned
    Provide your child with an assignment journal
    Develop habits
    Writing assignments in journal
    Carrying the journal to and from school
    Checking journal each day
  • 18. Keeping Track of Papers
    Provide your child with a subject folder
    Develop habit
    Putting papers in the correct pocket
    Bringing folder to a from school each day
  • 19. Keeping Track of Books
    Check assignment journal to see what books need to be brought home
    Methods for remembering
  • 20. Nightly Planning Time
    Organize papers, books, and study materials
    Organize home study place and supplies
    Check weekly schedule
  • 21. Teaching Your Child Organizational Skills
    Practice until they become habits
    Use a four-step process
  • 22. Set and Communicate High Expectations
    Frequently express your expectations
    Show interest through asking and checking
  • 23. Teach Specific Organizational Skills
    Show your child how to use the organizational skills correctly
    Enlist the help of the teacher to check skills at school
    Expect to show the skills several times
  • 24. Monitor Your Child’s Use of Skills
    Remind your child to use skills frequently
    Watch your child do the skills at home daily
    Closely communicate with the teacher
    Expect to spend most of the school year monitoring organizational skills
  • 25. Reward Use of Skills
    Will increase motivation and use of skills
    Use frequent praise
    You can use tangible rewards
    Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
    Stayed
    organized
    Reward goal: at least 3 good days
    Reward: Rent a video movie
  • 26. Strengthening the Partnership
    Between
    &
    HomeSchool
    Improving Your Child’s School
    Organizational Skills