Many teachers will tell you that it’s the middle of the school year when most learning takes place. So, let’s take a quick look at some old and some new ideas for helping young students get the most of their education right now in the heart of the school year.
Rest: Get 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. The more consistent, the better.
Eat a large healthy breakfast, like oatmeal and eggs. Don’t skip a meal. And don’t eat high-sugar foods during the day.
Focus: Use any spare class time to work on homework, rather than socializing. If needed, ask to sit away from a friend who can’t stop talking.
Friends: Use recess, passing times, lunch, and before/after school time for socializing.
Drink water throughout the day. Take a water bottle to class.
Move. Don’t skip recess or PE. Exercise helps academic concentration.
Homework: Setup a spot in the home that is quiet and supplied for schoolwork.
Time: Set aside time every night for homework and have an adult available to help if needed. A little exercise right after school is helpful.
Daily Planner: Use a planner to keep track of assignments, tests, quizzes, and project due dates. Use it in every class, everyday.
Locker: Keep it organized and tidy. Organized students learn more and get better grades.
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