Everyone needs a break sometimes.. but.. it's also important to stay sharp over stretches like spring break (more on summer tips later).
Here are few suggestions that students can use:
- Read: reading is great on many levels. Having an academic break may allow for time for more causal or plesaure reading. The goal is typically 30 minutes a day or more.
- Journal: Writing or Journalling is another fun and valuable activity. Journals can be especially good if you are travelling over the vacation.
- Work Ahead: It is still only March and there are 3+ months left of school. Ask your teachers what is on the horizon and work ahead in your classes.
- Review: Go back and review the topics from the first 2/3 of the school year. Plug gaps in areas that you need to review or remediate.
- Research: The internet is a great tool for finding information. Pick a topic of interest that you may not even have in school and do some research on that topic. For example, if you like art but you are not studying art in school.. research art. Same for periods in history, or authors, etc.
Enjoy the process.. learing is fun.
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