Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16Home File Have a place at home to store anything your child wants to keep or may need later—returned tests, essays, reports, artwork, etc. (Returned tests may help with preparation for future tests.) Phone Numbers Make sure your child has a phone number for at least one other student in each class. If your middle schooler is absent or has a question, he/she will then have someone to call. Backpack / Locker Encourage your child to clean out his/her backpack and locker regularly. Remind your middle schooler that all papers should be put in a notebook or folder—never stuck loose in a book, locker, or backpack. Teacher Websites Have your student bookmark teacher websites and/or progress books to make it easy to check grades. Use Time in School Encourage your child to use any free time in school to get started on homework—he/she will have a lot less to do at night! Create a Study Plan Some students want to get their homework done right after school; others want to take a break and do it later. Help your student determine the best time to do homework, and help create a study plan. For example, doing homework right after dinner (before starting any other activity) often works well. The important thing is that students start on their homework early. TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS With good time management, students have less stress and more free time. They also feel more in control of their lives. 11