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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Back-to-School Organizing Tips from 10-Year Olds

    
Here's a letter to Heloise from an elementary teacher, listing some great organizing tips from her students:

"DEAR HELOISE: I read your column almost every morning, and I saw that you would like ideas from students on how to stay organized. My students, all 10 years old, had a few good ideas to share with you!

I try to find a suitable place to do my homework. In the springtime, I like to do it in the park under a tree.-- Jeremiah

I always read my books in my room where it is quiet and my sisters cannot bother me. -- Olaymi

When I do my homework, I always do the easiest things first so I can feel like I accomplished something. -- Ladell

When I do my homework, I always do the hardest things first so I can breeze through the rest of my assignments. -- Alline

I have a binder for all my assignments; this keeps me organized so I don't lose anything. -- D'Aria

I play beat the clock. I try to have all my work done by a certain time. -- Anthony

Every day when I come home from school, I do my homework at the dinner table, and then I have a snack. -- Spencer

I try to keep a morning and after-school routine so I never forget to do anything. -- Jennifer

I always do my homework in the same place so nothing is misplaced. -- LaJanice

I make a habit of giving my mother all my important papers first, and then I start my homework. I also clean everything up at night so I am ready for the next day. -- Jadi

I have a stopwatch on my phone and set a goal for myself that I try to accomplish. -- Jerry

I always try to keep my room neat and finish my homework by a certain time so I can spend my evenings having fun. -- Haley

I stay organized by doing the same things every day. -- Rebecca

I listen to music when I clean and do the easiest things first. -- Aja

-- Mrs. LaBella, Oak Glen Elementary, Lansing, Ill."


More tips for organizing for school:

Getting Organized for School - Start the Night Before

More Tips for Helping Your ADD Child Stay Organized

Getting Organized for School - Backpack Checklist

Time Management for the College Student


1 comment:

gilspencer said...

Those are some very wise 10 year olds. I was surprised one 10 year old had his own phone though. At that age already? Wow.