Everybody gets what most people may call summer fever. The weather is bad and all that is on somebody's mind is, "I wish it were nicer outside, like summer weather!" Or the last couple weeks of school start to drag, "Seriously there is a week left of school and we are starting another unit?"
Summer has, and will always be that time of the year that everyone craves. Who doesn't like those hot summer days, chilling outside with cold lemonade in one hand, and just kickin' it with people you enjoy spending time with? The steps leading up until summer always has to be treacherous it seems. I guess that is what makes the summer so much better. School, work, weather, and other stressful events occur over the course of the year that wear you down, turn your brain too mush, and crave for a break from all that stress. I know this may sound like a blog for only students, but this also somewhat applies to many adults that hold jobs all year round. The summer is a time to take a vacation from that job and enjoy yourself, enjoy the nice weather, and enjoy spending time with family and friends. Sometimes the busiest times of the year for people working can be in the summer, which I completely understand. But would you rather go to work in the cold, rainy, snowy conditions the other seasons bring? I think not. Weather makes a big influence on the summer months. That is a known fact... well in my mind it is. There are some issues that I want to bring forth that many students may feel mutual about, and it regards "packing."
My biggest issue as a student sometimes is the amount of work some teachers tend to pack in near the end of the year. Everyone was a kid once, including teachers, you know how all kid/teens start getting lazier when summer starts to near, and they are stuck sitting in school learning about sigma notation and what not. Packing all this work onto brain drained students is not really a smart move. If the students are good they will do the work, but will most likely forget about it very quickly. I just think there are other ways teachers can reach their students interests neat the end of the year, we just have to find them.
What is your summer craving?
Do you think teachers should cram there students with work at the end of the year?