Top Tips for Success in Sixth Grade
copy things carefully
into your planner.
–Sometimes it is the least
important thing that we forget and we wish we would have written it
–Cross assignments out
neatly once they are completed. This will make it clear to see what
remains to be finished.
out by trial and error which study skills work best for you.
Do your homework each day in the same place
(No Computer, TV, Siblings etc.)
If you have trouble sitting still for a period of time
then get a timer and set it.
Each night read over your notes
from class that day.
This will keep what you learned earlier in the
day fresh in your mind. You are actually studying ahead of time
Ask for an assignment to be
explained again if you aren’t quite sure what is expected.
–Chances are others
in the class also may not be sure of the assignment so many
children will benefit from your question.
If you do not understand what
was taught in class that day it is your responsibility to let me
know as you are leaving the class.
We will work out a time when I can try to help
you so you will not have difficulty on the homework that
reinforces what we learned that day.
You will not be confused on future concepts that
may require a skill that was previously learned.
Clean out your folders, locker and
book bag periodically and at the end of each marking
the teacher tells you to hold off on cleaning out your
folder until the unit is finished)
folder for each marking period and keep it in a safe
place. You will
be very organized for your final exams.
When not sure of an assignment or you
are absent, check the class website for the work or call
people from your class or the other section of the
make a deal with a friend or neighbor if either of you
are ever absent, visit the teachers for any work to take
home. Even if you are sick and are not able to complete
it at least you will know what you missed.
Check the class website
if you can’t read what
you wrote in your planner.
Pack up your
books and HW carefully the night before school.
Place them in the same place each
night so they are not left behind.
Immediately put your homework
back in that subject folder so that you will be
able to locate it the next day in class. This
tip should help prevent you from forgetting your
materials for class at home.