Monday, January 13, is National Clean-Off-Your-Desk Day. Students waste a lot of learning time looking for misplaced items. Parents, whether your student studies at a desk or the kitchen table, encourage them to sort through their papers, supplies and materials. Encourage them to throw away any junk and file returned tests and homework in subject folders. Suggest that they avoid keeping anything in the study area that doesn't help with school assignments.
A cluttered area can create a cluttered mind!