The beginning of the school year is an opportunity to establish good time-management habits. I like to make sure I get into a routine right from the start so I don’t get behind in any of my classes or activities. One of the things I always do is keep a planner with a list of all of my classes so I can write down the assignments I receive each day. I also like to list upcoming activities and big projects on the calendar at least one month before their due dates, so I can plan ahead to work on them.
Having a set time to do homework each day is also important. I usually come home, have a healthy snack such as an apple and cheese or a fruit smoothie, and then do my homework. That way, I have the rest of the evening free to relax or attend soccer practice.
Getting enough sleep is an important part of doing well in school, and that is why I try not to do homework too late in the evening, because then I am tired and it takes longer. Check out It’s My Life: You vs. The Clock, pbskids.org/itsmylife/school/time, for these and other great tips.
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