Wednesday, July 11, 2012
This may sound BLAH, but if it applies to you...
It seems that this summer is going by really super fast, it's already almost the middle of July already! With summer going by so fast, it may be a good time to start that dreaded summer homework, if you haven't already. I know, the last thing many of us want to think about at this point is school or homework, but believe me, it's best to try to get summer homework done a little early rather than saving it until the last week or two of summer. It's much less stressful and you don't have that nagging feeling that you should be working on your homework!
You don't have to try to get it all done in one day, or even by the end of July (unless you start school at the beginning of August, and if you get it done earlier you wont even have to worry about it in your last few weeks of summer). If you have to read the not-so-fun assigned reading book, just read a chapter or two (or more depending on the length of the book and how quickly you want to get done) and answer any assigned questions or reading logs you may have to do with it. If you don't have to answer any questions, it wouldn't hurt to take a few quick notes in case you have a test or discussion when school starts back up. (You may want to read this before you go on to your next pleasure read.)
You can also get together with a few other friends who have the same assignment as you and work on it with them. You can even have a little snack or even a picnic with them while you work, just try to stay on task, LOL! Sometimes working with others can help make an assignment much easier and quicker, and you'll have someone there to help you as well. But you can always work alone if you wish, and if you are home alone for any portion of the day during the summer, that's one of the best times to get to work. Just try not to get distracted to much by the computer or TV, LOL.
Just don't get to stressed out, and don't feel as if you need to rush. Take your time, that's the point of starting early. If you get confused or need help with something, ask a friend for help. Sometimes others may understand different things a little better. You can also feel free to ask a parents, or even look to an online resource. If you are able to contact your teacher, feel free to email them with your questions and they can help out. And if you feel stressed, you can always walk away and do something you enjoy, then go back to your homework later, or even the next day.
While I may not have been assigned anything for this summer, I have been in the past. From personal experience I can tell you that it's VERY stressful to try to get a summer assignment done in two weeks or less, and all I had to do was read a book. I couldn't imagine how it would have been if I had written work to go with it. Try your best to get to complete your work at least a week or two before the first day of school. You deserve to enjoy your last couple weeks of summer, while doing a little back to school shopping as well. :)
*Back to school blog series will be posted around the beginning of August.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!!!!!!!!