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Improving school organization slides & script


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Improving school organization slides & script

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