Importance Of Summer Breaks In School

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School is finally over. 8 ½ months of hard and stressful work has finally come to an end… for 2 ½ months. Ahh, time to relax, unwind and have some summer fun…. Until it all comes to a screeching halt! You clear out your backpack and come across a binder labeled “Summer Reading List” and another one labeled “Summer Math Packet”. Suddenly, you realize this is not a beginning of a summer break, but rather a beginning of an extended fifth marking period. Your summer plans and dreams come crashing down… Summer is the only time of the year when kids get to be kids, when students finally unwind, and when children can enjoy the rest of their childhoods before becoming adults. Not to mention, summer break can teach students life lessons that they could never learn in school. Overall, this break is just wonderful for children attending school. Since summer break is so beneficial for an already stressed out student, you would think that schools would support …show more content…

In the long run, summer homework does not accomplish what we assume it does, takes away from opportunities to learn other important life skills that can not be taught in classroom, and greatly reduces all the benefits of a free summer such as enhanced cognitive skills, social skills, teamwork, increased well-being, and many more. Let kids be kids and have free summers! Given all these points, while summer homework may seem like a good way to keep kids brains woking, reinforce lessons learned at school and preserve continuity of education, there are many more reasons why summer homework should be banned. While I realize that some young minds may be dulled over the summer if they are bored, giving summer homework is not an answer. Instead, a small assignment may be in order. For example, writing a list of things one has learned over the summer that could not be learned at school would be a great

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