School is officially back in session and I’ll be honest, I’m having a hard time believing that I have a high school freshman. We’ve been seeing huge changes this year from more technology to bigger lockers to more homework to a whole new building. With all these changes that come with entering high school, my son has needed to find better ways to stay organized. I’ll be honest and say that he’s not the most orderly person in the world. We spent most of middle school struggling to catch up and missing deadlines. But this year, things start to matter more. From this point his grades will be what colleges see and the excuses just won’t cut it. So, we’ve found the perfect way to get organized and ensure that no school assignment is ever late with a Printable Homework Planner, BIC® Gel-ocity® Quick Dry gel pens and a few easy tips for Back-to-School success!
While I fully understand that almost everything is now digital, I’m a pen and paper type of girl. I love organizing my calendar and setting up my planner. I have to say, my son takes after me in this aspect. Over the years I’ve discovered that he’s a very visual person and when things are written down and presented in a organized yet creative way, he does better with assignments and deadlines. Knowing this about him, I decided to come up with a Printable Homework Planner. But I didn’t want to stop there. I knew that by creating a fun planner and pairing it with the vivid colors of BIC® Gel-ocity® Quick Dry gel pens, he would have the foundation he needs to ensure that he’s organized in the best style possible! As I thought through what to include on my Printable Homework Planner, I discovered that with a little creativity on my part, I could encourage good school habits that are sure to help him have a successful school year! To start, I sat down and created a quick and easy Printable Homework Planner that allowed my visual son to see clearly when assignments were given, when they were due and what subject they were for.
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While the Printable Homework Planner was great, without the right pens to personalize it, I knew my son would struggle. I knew he needed pens that writes smoothly, dry quickly and come in a variety of colors to ensure that he can always tell what’s due and when. Knowing the importance of the right pens, I paired his Printable Homework Planner with BIC® Gel-ocity® Quick Dry gel pens.
Available in an array of colors that allow him to quickly and easily see due dates, assignments, completion and more, these pens are amazing because they dry up to 3x faster (vs. BIC® Gel-ocity® Original, based on average dry times of blue, black and red. Individual dry times may vary by color) and write so smoothly!
For him, that means that he can pair his BIC® Gel-ocity® Quick Dry gel pens with his Printable Homework Planner to ensure that not only is he organized but he’s organized in a creative way that totally works for his visual mind! And the best part is, he never has to worry that dates will smear or page assignments will blur. Instead, he can know that what he puts on his Homework Planner stays on his homework planner in a way that’s guaranteed to help him be successful this year!
In fact, each assignment he writes down puts him one step closer to having the successful year he wants and I love seeing how he’s creating his own color coordinated system that helps him to quickly and easily identify what order assignments should be completed in!
In addition to this easy Printable Homework Planner, we’re implementing a few easy tips that pair perfectly with our creative organization!
Complete Tasks Ahead of Time
By using his Printable Homework Planner and BIC® Gel-ocity® Quick Dry gel pens, it’s easy for my son to see when assignments are due and in addition to this, to complete them ahead of time. Our rule of thumb is that anything that can be done the day it’s assigned should be! That way he’s always ahead of the game instead of running to play catch up!
Pay Attention to Important Dates
One thing we’re discovering more and more about school is that big projects are generally assigned well in advance of their due date. By paying special attention to important dates and adding them to the calendar, we’re sure to never miss deadlines. Even better, we’ve been breaking up projects into manageable sections and adding those due dates to our calendar using our BIC® Gel-ocity® Quick Dry gel pens so that we can ensure we’re on track to school success every steps of the way.
ALWAYS Write Assignments Down
While my son thinks it’s easy to remember due dates, a general rule of thumb for success is to write assignments and their due dates down. Not only does this help ensure they are understood and correct but it allows for a great visual reminder of when certain assignments and projects will be due.
With these simple tips and amazingly smooth-writing BIC® Gel-ocity® Quick Dry gel pens, I’m even thinking of using this easy Printable Homework Planner for his little brother who is a lefty because I know that the BIC® Gel-ocity® Quick Dry gel pens won’t smear even when he’s using his left hand meaning that he too can be even more successful in the classroom!
I know that this school year is going to be the best one yet, not only for my now super-organized son but for my entire family as we’re able to creatively and effectively brighten and organize our lives with BIC® Gel-ocity® Quick Dry gel pens. From our Printable Homework Planner to calendars to simply leaving notes for each other, we’re going back to basics and finding ways to ensure back-to-school success one written word at a time.
To find out more about BIC® Gel-ocity® Quick Dry gel pens, be sure to click here. Then don’t forget to grab your Printable Homework Planner to help make this year your child’s most successful one yet!
Then tell me, how will you use BIC® Gel-ocity® Quick Dry gel pens to make this your most organized school year yet?