I love my national days, but this one really got me. Monday, February 8, is National Clean Out your Computer Day. This is something that I do not think is talked about enough. Losing or struggling to locate documents on your computer is a real deal struggle. Is it on the desktop, the downloads folder, the Dropbox, or the Google Drive? [true thoughts!]. When files are disorganized or simply old, it can be is very frustrating. For students and adults, a lack of organization, even within electronics, can hinder productivity. Being organized makes everything else easier. It promotes more efficient work because you don’t waste time looking for what you need.
This week, consider teaching your children about keeping your assignments and class information organized by subject. Decide where to keep returned assignments and things to hold on to. Decide which documents can be deleted or moved to alternative storage so that they are no longer cluttering the desktop. I promise that having an organized computer will aid in productivity levels!
Stay tuned on my Instagram for this week's Tutor Tip! I will be talking about consonant+le syllable type. This is stepping up the difficulty level a bit from what we have been doing, as this syllable type creates “longer” words when speaking. Hang with me though, and we will get through it!
A tip for winning at life: get your cardio in today! This does not have to be running; there are so many ways to get your heart pumping. Take a nice walk in your neighborhood, a bike ride, or follow along with a YouTube video! This month is American Heart Month, make sure that you and your family are taking care of yours.❤️
In conjunction with getting in your cardio, I want to reiterate the importance of getting outside. Getting outside with your kids is this week's functional tip! In today’s time, possibly more than ever, getting outside is essential. Since we are not able to socialize in the same ways we used to, getting outside is good for mental health as much as it is for mental health. A change of space, a break from the same four walls, and a breath of fresh air is just what the doctor ordered. For children, I want you to impress the importance of exercise and of this time outside. Encouraging these fundamental habits at an early age can encourage a lasting healthy lifestyle!
National Make A Friend Day is always observed on February 11. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet someone new and make a new friendship. In our socially distanced world, that can be difficult. However, I want to encourage you to maybe message someone you admire on social media and strike up a conversation. So much is possible with the Internet, and friends serve a vital role in everyone's lives. They are one of life's most valuable assets!