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Organizational Tips

Helpful Organizational Hints to Help Your Student

By Mrs. Jen Whyman

Having needed supplies is very important.  We make sure our students have these things at the beginning of the year, but oftentimes, these need to be checked periodically.  Pencils are a big item that needs to be replaced constantly throughout the year.  Keeping extra pencils in their Chromebook backpack is a must.  Paper and notebooks are another supply that can be used up before the end of the school year.  Having materials readily available helps them to use their time efficiently.  

There are many organizational systems a student can use, but I feel a simple one is best.   Using a single folder and labeling one side with “done” and the other side with “not done”, is simple and easy to keep track of.  This is also similar to what is used in elementary school, so it makes for an easy transition to junior high.  It leaves one folder to keep track of and one place to look for homework when it is needed.  


A calculator is a helpful tool to help make math homework easier.  Some students like the calculator on their Chromebooks and some might prefer a simple handheld calculator.  A good scientific calculator is the Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS.