Assignments are tiring and take up a lot of your time as both a student and a teen who just needs to relax. Trust me, I know, throughout this year, 7th Grade has practically been the most challenging year for me.
But I’ve been managing it all, school, sports, extra curricular activities, family and events. The best method could be keeping track of your work or going over the assignment in class with your teacher. If you don’t understand the assignment, your teacher is your biggest resource so ask for help. Whenever I’m struggling on an assignment I ask for help, it helps relieve stress so you don’t end up spending hours on it.
Another strategy could be tracking time, I suggest not touching your homework once you're out of school. Instead, take a fifteen-thirty minute break, this helps you, yourself from getting overwhelmed. Possibly take a shower, eat a snack or go on your phone to relax before you begin working. While you're working on your homework, work for thirty minutes then take a five minute break. Work in time sections and do one assignment at a time. One subject at a time and one task at a time. Don’t try scrunching up all your work for a few minutes, it’ll just cause chaos and disorganization within your work.
As my last advice, try working with other students or friends. Not only with this boost your motivation to work, but ideas could be shared and engagement is a main factor within your learning. Working with others is one of my favorite and best methods, it keeps me in company yet is also helpful in a sense where you can enjoy working!
Overall, chill and take a break at times. There’s got to be balance between your school life and at home life, find that balance and use it to your advantage. It’s better to start making habits now that will support your future later on.
Have a great week!
-Kirsten G <3
This week I wanted to talk about our new Basketball Intramurals. I have had the chance to play on a team before but I wanted to know what it was like for a new player. This is what Camila Gonzalez has to say,” The first day of basketball was really fun. We were laughing and making jokes. I felt like Stephen Curry, or like Shaq. But the only bad part was I started crying… I cried because I ate Takis before and I was getting stomach burns. I also cried because Mr. Estrada was teaching us some weird figure 8 basketball drill. I ALSO cried because I was laughing very hard all at the same time. So it was an experience. Basketball is really fun tho, i still recommend it.” There you go. Even with the struggles Camila faced she still loves basketball and recommends it. So make sure you go find Mr Amrine and join. You won’t regret it!
Well, this is it. Our last week of school before Christmas break. I know a lot of students, me included, are excited to take some time and enjoy the holiday season with their families. It can be difficult to stay focused during the last week before break but luckily we had some fun spirit days to help you end on a positive note. On Monday we had Ugly Sweater Day. This is a classic. Many students already had sweaters from previous years but if you are anything like me you still end up buying a new one. One Tuesday it was Dress as a Present Day. I saw many cute hair ribbons, bows, and wrapping paper. I decided to wear a literal present and wrapped a box with wrapping paper and put it over my head. I had a lot of fun doing it, even if a couple people gave me some weird stares. It was also a rainy day so many of us were shivering and rushing to get to our next class. I want to know if you prefer our warmer weather, or this cold rainy weather we get once and a while? We then had Dress as A Winter Character on Wednesday. I saw many fun characters. My favorites were definitely the Grinch and the characters. Which was your favorite? Thursday was Matching with Friends or wearing flannel and finally Friday we had Free Dress Day or Pajamas. I am definitely going with pajamas! I hope everyone enjoyed our Spirit Week and had fun dressing up. Remember to take time to yourself, enjoy waking up late, being at home, and spending time with family. I hope everyone has an amazing break!