Sanchez Elementary, during the second year of AVID implementation, has included third grade students in learning organizational skills. Being organized is critical throughout a person’s educational experience. Students who are organized are better able to participate in their own learning, interact better in an educational setting and are better able to manage their time both in school and at home. Many tools are being used by the third, fourth and fifth grade to ensure they are able to plan and prioritize relative to their learning. Each student keeps a daily agenda to track and plan their homework assignments and long term projects. Students have a binder that they use to keep their notes from the different core academic areas so that they can refer to them when they do their homework and in preparation for tests. They have also learned to take two and three column notes to help them transition to Cornell notes which many successful students use throughout middle school, high school and college. Students have become very proud and excited that they can keep themselves organized, to reference their notes when needed and to keep their things orderly.