"I rest first when I get home and then I do my homework. It's easier that
way. And you should have somebody quiz you on your materials if you are
having a test the next day, like your mom or your dad. It helps."
HANNAH SOLOW, 9, fourth-grader, Corona del Mar
"On Mondays, I go to my friend's house and we study history. Tuesday
through Thursday, I come home and eat a snack and then I go in my room
and do my homework for about an hour. Then I stop and take a break and go
on AOL for a little while. Then I finish my homework. I get straight A's
in school. Doing a little homework and then taking a break really helps."
AVA KAVOOSSI, 10, fifth-grader, Corona del Mar
"They give us a 'binder reminder' at the beginning of the week; it tells
you all of your homework for the week. That helps a lot. It's like a
lifesaver because if you forget something, you can just look at it. I try
to finish Friday's homework on Monday. I do about an hour each night. I
come home and watch a half-hour of TV. Then I sit down and plan what I am
going to do that night."
SCOTT SANFORD, 11, sixth-grader, Newport Beach
"First I have a snack, which is sort of like my fuel. Then I go up to my
room and do my homework. If I have sports, then I do extra homework. That
way I stay ahead. My brother helps me with my homework as well as my
LANCE NING, 11, sixth-grader, Corona del Mar
"When I come home, I get a snack and then I start on my homework. I
usually finish by dinner time. The 'binder reminder' really helps because
it allows us to plan ahead. I am allowed to go over to a friend's house
after school if I don't have too much homework. I usually like to get all
of my homework done on Monday."
KATIE JONES, 11, sixth-grader, Corona del Mar