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Stay Sharp in the Summer Months

May 29, 2024 Ben Lippen News

Dr. Remer shares some tips on staying sharp during the summer months.

I am always amazed at how quickly the school year goes by. As we head into the summer months, it’s a perfect time for students and families to rest and recharge. Summer is also an excellent opportunity to reflect on the past school year and set goals for the upcoming one. So, what can students do during the summer to help them set and achieve these goals? Here are some ideas to help you get started as we begin the summer.

High School Students

  1. Shadow a Professional Workplace: Explore future career interests by shadowing professionals in fields you are passionate about. This hands-on experience can provide valuable insights and help you make informed decisions about your future.
  2. SAT/ACT Preparation: Utilize free online resources to practice for these important exams. Consistent practice can significantly improve your scores and boost your college applications.
  3. Volunteer: Spend time at your local food bank or other community services. Volunteering not only helps others but also builds character and enhances your resume.
  4. Read: Dive into a good book or several. Reading expands your knowledge, improves your vocabulary, and can be a great way to unwind.
  5. Establish an Exercise Routine: Regular physical activity is crucial for maintaining health and reducing stress. Find a routine that works for you and stick to it.
  6. Begin Journal Writing: Reflecting on your thoughts and experiences through journaling can enhance your writing skills and provide a therapeutic outlet.

Middle School Students

  1. Volunteer: Get involved in your community by helping out at local food banks or other service organizations. This can teach you valuable life skills and foster a sense of responsibility.
  2. Read: Choose books that interest you and make reading a daily habit. This will improve your comprehension skills and ignite your imagination.
  3. Review Basic Math Skills: Keep your math skills sharp by practicing with flashcards or online resources. This will help you stay prepared for the upcoming school year.
  4. Establish an Exercise Routine: Find a fun way to stay active, whether it’s through sports, dance, or simple outdoor activities.
  5. Begin Journal Writing: Start a journal to document your summer adventures and thoughts. This can improve your writing skills and provide a creative outlet.

Lower School Students

  1. Review Basic Math Skills: Use flashcards or fun math games to practice basic arithmetic. Keeping these skills sharp will make the transition back to school smoother.
  2. Read: Visit your local library and find books that excite you. Reading regularly helps build a strong foundation for learning.
  3. Visit Local Museums: Explore museums in your area to learn about history, science, and the arts. These visits can be both educational and fun.
  4. Write Poems or Short Stories: Encourage creativity by writing poems or short stories. This can be a delightful way to improve writing skills and express oneself.

Incorporating these activities into your summer routine can make a big difference in preparing for the next school year while having fun and making the most of your break. Enjoy your summer and maximize these opportunities to learn and grow!