Back to School Tips – Staying On Schedule

Use a Monthly Homework Calendar
Use a Monthly Homework Calendar

Hey tweens – it’s GirlMogul here with some more tips on back to school.  Today I am going to give you some awesome tips on how to keep track of your school schedule – after all, if the difference between doing ok in school and better in school, was simply being more organized – rather than studying more, wouldn’t you be all over it?

  • Make a daily checklist – write down all your homework assignments in a planner or a little notebook and cross off each one when you finish (it’s such a GREAT feeling!) If something doesn’t get done – don’t sweat it – just move it to the list for the next day.
  • Set up a weekly chart – Create a simple grid for each week – you can draw it yourself or do it on the computer.  Put the name of each subject in the left column and the days of the week across the top  — then fill in all your homework assignments and t0-dos for the week.  Tape the chart to your homework folder on Sunday night and you’ll always know what you have to focus on
  • Map out  the month – some homework assignments overlap weeks, so don’t forget to put your big deadlines and activities for the month on a wall calendar – you can even use fun stickers or symbols to mark important events so they stand out.   You can put this calendar where the whole family can see it so your parents can track your schedule too!

So – how easy peasy it is to keep yourself organized.  Next up you’ll get GirlMogul Rose’s fullproof tips on how to use a planner.  Till next time.

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The Indigo Notebook- A Great Book For Teens

Sure lots of you have had to move to a new town – but how about a whole new country?  Zeeta desperately wantss to settle down somewhere and find a nice man for her free-spirited mom.  She thinks she’s found all that in Ecuador but there she meets Wendell – an American adopted by a local family.  While helping him find out more about his birth father, Zeeta longs to tell her mother about her yearning for a more normal life.  Grades 7-10.   [ReviewAZON asin=”0385736525″ display=”fullpost”]

Quote of the Day – Write it Out

“Oh, so many things bubble up inside me… That’s why in the end I always come back to my diary. That is where I start and finish.”

Anne Frank – diarist

keeping a journal can help your feelings
keeping a journal can help your feelings

Hey GirlMoguls, it’s Rose again.  Today we’re going to look at quotes about keeping a journal – as you know I’m a writer and I’ve always kept a diary ever since I could remember.  Well more than one, it seems like I am always filling them up and finding a new cute one to start fresh.

I picked this quote because that’s how I feel too.  I use my journal to help collect the bubbles.  I mean growing up is hard to do – so many things seem to happen, between friends, and school and family.  And then there are my emotions…It seems like I am having a new one every day.  So when things get really bad, I just turn to my journal and write about it.  Sometimes I write a few lines, and sometimes I write for pages – but whatever it is, afterwards, I always feel better.  And if I had a problem, usually I have figure out a way to solve it – just by writing about.

So if you want to start your own journal – you don’t need anything fancy – a simple notebook, even a marble composition book will do – you can decorate it with stickers or some wrapping paper or magic markers.  You can write in pen or paper, whatever.  You can write every day or once a week, or only when you need to.  You can keep your journal with you wherever you go, or you can keep it safe at home.  You can re-read your entries or never look at them again.  And remember they’re for your eyes only –so you can be honest, you can make spelling mistakes, you can even try writing in code.  Just start writing and you’ll see how much better you feel.

GirlMogul Rose
GirlMogul Rose

 

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