3 Plans to Make for Going Back to School
By Virginia Laird
Planning is not for everyone, some would rather try to just roll with the flow. This is generally not the best way to make certain to get things accomplished. Planning can be a great tool that can help ensure success. To get ready to go back to the classroom, there are three major things to plan for, including:
- Plan a daily routine
- Plan for extended weekends
- Plan for homework time
Plan a Daily Routine
When there is a daily routine in place, a person may be less likely to be in a rush to get somewhere or get something done. Daily routines can include things that need to be done all day, just in the mornings before school, or in the evenings after school. Some routines include bedtimes as well. It is important to figure out what type of routine will work best for you and your family and stick to it.
Plan for Extended Weekends
Students and teachers need something to look forward to during the school year that are exciting. One of the best ways to make certain these times lie ahead for your family is to plan activities and outings for the extended weekends school allows. Most schools are only in session for a couple of weeks before Labor Day. This can be a great time to plan the first family outing.
Plan for Homework Time
One of the top reasons many students dislike back-to-school life is the homework. It is best to plan ahead for getting this done. Although the assignments may not be known, if students plan to set aside time to complete homework daily, it can be easier to get it done. Many without a plan attempt to procrastinate the homework until just before dinner or bedtime. This can add unnecessary stress and a feeling of urgency. It is best when a student completes homework close to right after school.
There is no need to plan every minute of the day, or have a strict plan. A tentative plan can still help students be productive and successful. As a parent, helping your child map out a daily routine can be more beneficial than handing over the orders and plan you have in mind for them. Here’s to hoping for a great school year!
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