Middle school, or junior high, or intermediate school, is a pretty significant step in a kid’s educational journey, and why shouldn’t it be? It generally starts smack dab in the middle of a kid’s primary school years and depending on where you live in the United States it’s either 6th-8thgrade or 5th-8th grade.
Students say goodbye to the challenges of elementary school, and high school awaits their future. These are the years college recruits say students should begin cracking down and getting serious about their grades, if they haven’t done so already. Classes are more advanced, and tweens and teens have several more teachers and subjects to keep up with than in elementary school. That alone can be challenging for any kid. Add on distance learning and having to keep up with each teacher’s zoom link, style of teaching and homework and middle schoolers, and even parents, can feel overwhelmed. Organization is a skillset most likely not taught in school so it’s imperative that we teach kids to organize their work and manage their time. Through trial and error, I learned this lesson quickly when my son started middle school during a pandemic!
KEEP READING to find my 6 tips to help keep your kids organized and on task!