With kids that are in sports and other activities or kids enjoy cheering on their team,it is hard for kids to stay under the limit of days missed to actually pass the class (Denisco). The four-day school week eliminates these circumstances with Friday off. Not only does this benefit people who are in sports it help kids that have doctors appointments but don't want to miss school because of it. It gives parents the option to set times away with out having their children to make up school.
Fewer students mean that each one gets attention from the teacher, and they are encouraged and pushed to take part and express their opinions. Furthermore, the results show that the benefits of smaller classes for the students who were in these classes till grade three lasted through their high schools. These students were less likely to drop out and to graduate on time, more likely to understand hard subjects in high school easily and have a higher acceptance of college than their peers do in normal classes. (Helen Pate-Bain, et al ,
They would be able to keep electives and short class time. Then sometimes we can’t finish our work and we will have to ask the teacher for help and they might not be there. We need more class time so we can finish our work and have it all memorized for the next day. We also need more energy for every class so we won’t fall asleep in class.
Most things in life run around a schedule and school runs around the schedule of parents, teachers, your boss, and other factors. In other words changing school start times will cause a change in the order of things. If optimal school start times (early afternoon) were to take place it would have a everlasting impact on generations to come and our future. Changing school start times may not seem like a big deal, but if every student in the united states was able to get more sleep and start school at a more critical thinking time than it will have a bigger impact later on by having more suited people for jobs and overall making people the better
For high schools specifically, attendance is a serious issue. Students would be less reluctant to go to school if either a Friday or Monday was omitted from the school week. Because of this, students might have an improved attitude at school, which could lead to less violence. Going to school one less day per week would also conserve energy and save money for the school. For students whose parent or guardian drives them to and from school, driving to and from school one less time during the week would save them gas.
For example “Barber Jerry” in the article “Year Round schooling really works” states that “The most important advantage of the balanced calendar, where students are never out of school for more than one month at a time”, this grants less time for students to lose most memory over the breaks. While students are on their one of their breaks many people believe students may not be able to work or have contact with teachers. Although it may be a little difficult for students to arrange a time to meet with certain teachers it is very much possible. In fact, students are able to do attend what is called “intermission classes”(Wildavsky) this is alike to summer school which is found in the agrarian school calendar. This is focused for the students that are troubled, or students that are looking for
Critics of the shortened school week point to the fact that children who are at risk, especially those having learning difficulties may not be able to get the most out of the new program. As it might seem, 4-day school weeks would work best for kids who are self-motivated and would not serve the needs of those who do not learn in the same manner. This means a lessened focus, which can cause grades to drop. It also means that there is a higher cost for parents. Though schoold districts can save money with four day school weeks, it is the other way around for many parents.
Krystal Lyons Mrs. Lyons English Honors IV 2 October 2017 Should high Study Halls, necessary or nonessential? From demanding school schedules to overbearing parents, study halls may be a gateway to better grades, and more focused confident students. Surrounded by their peers, study halls would push students to work harder and accomplish their long-term goals. Study halls may be time consuming and non-essential for some students that may need an extra credit, or more time with a teacher. In some cases, a study hall may also cause disruptions in classes and off task students.
Today I’ll be addressing the argument between changing to a four-day school week from a five-day school week. In my own hoenest opinion I would rather change and have a four day school week. This is because I believe I do better in school when we have that extra day off. I am well rested and feel less stressed because I have more than enough time to get my work done. But I know that there are some cons to having a four day school week.
If a teen’s mindset is all work and no play, they might miss the fun that comes out of high school. When teens work long hours they’ll spend their time studying, working, and sleeping rather than enjoy their time as a high school student. They can miss any possible trips with friends, parties, school dances, etc., and let their childhood go to waste all because they wanted some extra cash to spend. A teen’s motive during high school should be to enjoy their time as a kid and achieve their lifelong aspirations, not chasing after a minimum wage paying job. To answer the question on whether teens should work, I’d say no, enjoy your life as a kid while you can and work when you actually have to because you can’t stay in high school
Teachers don’t have to rush through material, and as a result, students don’t feel pressure to be first, to be the fastest. Students don’t fall behind simply because they need a little more time to figure a problem out. That part left me feeling a bit
Breaks like these give student and teachers much needed time to blow off the anger built up inside of them. The environment of schools with year-round schedules is much better because of it since students don’t have that anger built up inside of them and teachers are not frustrated at the students as much, “ Teachers who work for year-long schools say that it gives them a break when they are on the verge of a meltdown.” (Long). It also lowers the amount of students who get in trouble at school, "I haven 't had one student sent to the office all week. And I know why.
Do you feel as though gym class takes up time that athletes could spend more usefully? Many people believe that athletes should be exempt from participating in gym class for many reasons. For example, they might believe that the athlete already knows how to maintain a healthy and nutritious life because of their training. I believe that gym class is non beneficial for athletes because they are physically active, they are served by a healthy example and role model; however, some may feel that they are pushed too hard between gym and their sport.
I think that having a four day school week is a bad idea. I think that having a bad because having a job that won’t have a four day work week. I also think that having a 4 day school week is a bad idea is because the American School system is failing. There are some students that count on these lunches for food and having a four day school week causes them to not to be able to eat as much. I think that having a four day school week is a bad idea because the real life doesn’t work on a four day work week, it is still a five day work week.
Block Scheduling: Stay or Go? Throughout schools there are either full seven periods in a school day or other schools have block scheduling. Block scheduling is four periods in a day which are ninety minute classes, and every day you have different classes. In schools that have seven periods in a day, the classes are only forty five to fifty minutes. Some schools think that block scheduling would be better in schools.