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 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 349 Encourage a healthy lifestyle Make sure that your child eats well, exercises, and gets plenty of sleep. Have nutritious food at home and send healthy lunches to school. Also, encourage your child to do something active every day, and insist on a reasonable bedtime hour. Help improve organizational skills With more homework and more activities, it’s important for up- per elementary students to develop good organizational skills. When students are organized, they get better grades, they’re less frustrated, and they have more time for family and friends. Elementary students often need help with organization. This is one area in which you can really make a difference! Use these tips and suggestions to help your child be more organized. Make sure that your child has a folder for each class. Remind your child to put all handouts, assignments, and returned tests in the appropriate folders. Loose papers should not be stuck inside books or stuffed into a backpack. Have your child use a student planner, assignment notebook, or agenda to keep track of assignments. Check it regularly to make sure that your child is using it correctly. Encourage your child to clean out his/her backpack and desk every week. Help your child learn how to organize and prioritize homework. Have your child explain to you what needs to be completed, and then help your child develop a plan to get it done. Large assignments often seem overwhelming. Show your child how to break down large assignments and projects into smaller, more manageable tasks. Have your child get everything ready for the next day before he/she goes to bed.