Time Management Skills

There are only so many hours in a day, a week, or month.  To do well in 6th grade, you must carefully manage your time. Here are some tips for doing this.

At the beginning of the marking period, prepare a Marking Period Calendar. Update it as the marking period goes on.

To prepare a Marking Period Calendar:

  • Record your school assignments with their due dates and your scheduled tests.
  • Record your planned school activities.
  • Record any out-of-school activities...sports, lessons, religion etc.

Each Sunday before the week begins, prepare a Weekly Schedule.

 To prepare a Weekly Schedule:

  • Record your daily classes.
  • Enter things to be done for the coming week from your Marking Period Calendar.
  • Review your class notes from the previous week to see if you need to add any school activities.
  • Add any out-of-school activities in which you will be involved during the week.
  • Be sure to include times for completing assignments, working on projects, and studying for quizzes/tests. These times may be during the school day, after school, evenings, and weekends.

Each evening before a school day, prepare a Daily Organizer for the next day. Place a next to each thing to do as you accomplish it.

To prepare a Daily Organizer:

  • Enter the things to do for the coming day from your Weekly Schedule.
  • Enter the things that still need to be accomplished from your Daily Organizer from the previous day.
  • Review your class notes for the day just completed to see if you need to add any school activities.
    Add any out-of-school activities in which you will be involved the next day.

***When you have a long-term assignment, break it up into small parts, so that you don't have to do the entire thing at one time. You don't want to be stuck trying to do it all the night before. Usually it is too much to try and do at the last minute.

To create a really neat looking TO DO LIST that you can fill out yourself and print in many different formats! visit this website from Scholastic.

 

 

 

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