Many students look forward to breaks from school. Also called intersession, these periods are a great opportunity for them to reset, relax, and re-energize. As tempting as it may be to let students disengage completely, it’s important to keep them in the mindset to finish out the year strong. Here’s how to find the right balance and make the most of your student’s time off.
Keep to Routines as Much as You Can
It’s no secret that children respond well to routines, organization, and structure. While they don’t need to stick to their exact schedules as they would during school days, a loose schedule can still keep things moving along in a productive manner. They will be able to approach each day with intention and remain grounded even as plans change.
During intersession, students may not be getting the same amount of physical activity that they get during school hours. They may not able to run around during recess and lunch with their friends, but that doesn’t mean they’re excused from getting up and getting active. A quick walk in the park, a jog around the neighborhood, or a round of their favorite sport will help to pass the time and keep them moving.
Reflect Alongside Your Student
Enroll Your Student in an Expanded Learning Opportunity Program
Intersession may be a break from school, but you and your student can still make the most of the time off. From keeping a routine that works to joining a program that helps them continue learning, your student will be able to re-energize and reflect all while staying engaged.