struggling with organization and grades
We have a 11 yr. old son that is having a hard time in 5th grade. It is a whole new world for him, he attends a private school and this is the first year that he has had to travel to different rooms for classes. We have started the year with trouble keeping him organized and remembering his work either in his homeroom or even bringing home at night. He has a assignment notebook that the teacher and us at home check and sign, but somewhere something is missing. He struggles with taking test, so we have now been sending him out of the class to take the tests. He is doing what is needed to get by, but we know that he has much more potential and is able to do alot better then he has been. What can i do to get him excited about getting good grades and staying organized?? What consequences are effective??? How can we motivate him??? HELP!!!