Upgrade the Toolbox
Meg’s mom noticed that her daughter was having a tough time adjusting to middle school. She spoke with Meg, who admitted that she found having to change classes overwhelming, and often forgot to write down all of her assignments.
Her mom suggested that they come up with a solution together. They went to a school-supply store and found an assignment pad that had space allotted for each class.
Using the planner, Meg found it easier to remember to pencil in assignments when she had a distinct, clear-cut section for every subject. If she didn’t have homework in a class, she wrote “nothing,” so she’d know that she hadn’t forgotten to write something down.
Meg was relieved to realize that ADD didn’t spell failure — she needed new tools to be successful.
Ask the Organizer: “How can I help my sixth-grader adjust to school routines? She has trouble managing a locker, remembering assignments, and bringing homework home.” See Coach Sandy’s answer
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