Over the next few days, we’ll be doing a number of things. On days 7 and 8 (Thursday and Monday), we’ll be doing some math probe to see how we’re doing with our warm ups.

On Friday (day1-8) we’ll all be thinking about the things we do to get our homework done. Most people who get their homework done have a system and a routine.

A System is for remembering and recording yourhomework. This could include:

  • a paper agenda or planner
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Calendar
  • a pic of the white board
  • Notes, Reminders or other apps

A Routine.for doing your homework at a time and in a place that works for you. For example:

  • after snack at the at the kitchen table
  • during Homework Club
  • after dinner at the desk in your room

Powerschool, Google Classroom Check

This week for days 1 and 2 (Wednesday and Thursday) we’ll be reviewing Google Classroom and Powerschool to see if we have any missing work. We’ll also check-in about the goals we set last time we met. Here’s the plan:

  • Make a study plan.
  • Check for missing work. Make a list. Think about a goal for the next 10 days or so.
  • Sign up for a conference with me.
  • Spend 15 minutes working on reading or writing, depending on what your focus is.
  • Spend some time working on math–either the math warm up or math homework.
  • Decide what you want to focus on for the time you have left!

The Science Behind Procrastination

On days 7 and 8 this week (Monday and Tuesday), we’ll think a little bit about the science behind procrastination. Procrastination is when we put things off until later that we should be doing now. We’ll look at  why we procrastinate, and what we can do to minimize it. (Note, I didn’t say ‘avoid’ or ‘stop’, I said ‘minimize’, because the science suggests we’ll never be able to completely stop procrastinating.

First let’s watch this video, then think about what you’ve tried (or want to try) doing to minimize your own procrastination and tell us about it in the comment below!

 

Organization Check-in

On Friday and Monday this week (Day 1 and 2) I’ll be checking in with you individually about your system for keeping track of your homework and classwork. Then we’ll set a goal for you to work on until the next day 1/2, when we’ll meet again.

To prepare for our conference, please do the following:

  • Review Powerschool (if you’ve been assigned a password) to check for any work that is already showing up late. Make a note of any missing assignments on the post-it I give you. I’ll record those when we confer so we can track them.
  • Review Google Classroom to check if any assignments are missing and what assignments may be coming due shortly. 
  • Think about a goal to work on by the next time we meet. Try to make it both short-term and measurable. That means think about how we will know you’ve met it or not the next time we meet. 
  • Sign up on the board so I know you are ready to confer with me. I’ll call you when your turn comes up, so make sure you have something important to work on while you wait!