Homeschool Helps Tips: Organization Tip # 2: Paper Headings
A little “school-y” perhaps, but I find great benefits in having the kids head their papers.
It helps them learn to follow directions, helps keep their papers organized (they can find specific work easier) and builds a skill that they can use if they go on to college or even school where headings will be required in work that they turn in.
Other Skills that can be sharpened with the use of headings
In addition, by writing daily headings students can learn:
to write and recognize their name more quickly,
•the names of the days of the week and months and how to spell them without a lot of formal instruction
• key vocabulary related to classes such as subject names, pretest, test, quiz, etc.
1. Develop a basic format for your heading. Try to keep it the same (as much as possible) from class to class to make it easier to remember.
2. Post a poster size copy of your heading format(s) on the wall so your students can refer to it(them).
3. Be a stickler about having them write headings AND having them write the headings correctly. If you do grades, you might take off a point or two to drive the point home that this is something important.