Summer Learning Activities


I see that parents are being bombarded with ” Summer Learning” activities. The best summer activity is that you should throw the kids out of the house at 8:00 let em back in at noon to eat lunch and then call them in for a 1/2 hour of dinner then send em back out until the street lights turn on. Will they get in trouble? possibly. Will they get hurt? possibly,
Will they get dirty and drink out of an unsanitary garden hose? certainly. Will they be kidnapped by a sexual pervert? most probably not. The one thing that will happen is that they will learn about life relationships, and how the world really works from each other far better than they will at a day camp, from their phones or any adult organized “learning activity.”

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About safrisri

I have been a teacher since 1971 and have taught at all educational levels from pre-school to college. My college degree is general science which I arrived at after 5 years and 5 different majors. A degree as it turns out, almost as valuable and in demand as one in Neo-Bulgarian Mythology. I have been around education for around 40 years and can remember when teaching was a pleasant, happy and creative job and our schools were the same. My writings will reflect on my past mistakes and successes and what my students have taught me about education.
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2 Responses to Summer Learning Activities

  1. Anonymous says:

    So well written and so very true. My best memories are from childhood outside adventures.
    We were in the same home room at TRHS and a few classes (Journalism – Mr. Haley, Art ??). Regardless, I remember you as being very creative and was so happy to see your writings and not surprised at all to hear you are teaching. Looking forward to seeing many more posts. Thank You!

  2. thelastgasp1 says:

    You brought back great memories…we wanted to be outside all day. It fostered creativity, survival, social and leadership skills. I wonder if the youth of today want this type of freedom that was so much a part of our growing-up process?

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