Summer is a time for students “to relax and also to take a break from other childhood stresses associated with school such as peer pressure, cliques, bullying, and the pressure of heavy loads of schoolwork and homework.”
Summer is not meant for schoolwork, but for a break. By giving me summer homework, you are taking away my break. Don’t you think that 3 books, 3 packets and a few essays is a little too much work to do during my summer? The last month of my summer, I spent in my room doing my homework, and I still didn’t finish all of it. I am a slow reader, writing by hand takes me a long time, and it is all just plain boring. I didn’t even have time to see my friends because I was doing homework.
Now I expected that in my classes, we would go over the summer homework during at least the first few classes, but no. In ALL my classes, we had a test on the summer assignments, but never went over the concepts learned or the themes we read. Let me just tell you something: I DID NOT LEARN A SINGLE THING BY “TEAHCING” MYSELF, ESPECIALLY DURING THE SUMMER.
One thing I learned this summer- what it is like to have STRESS!
Thanks for ruining my summer and creating stress,
Teen Drama Queen
- Five Things You Can Do to Get Ready for Next Semester (psychology.about.com)
- Stress Is Causing ME/CFS to Flare (fightingfatigue.org)
- Summer Tutors Bridge Learning Gaps (teachstreet.com)
- Web-based tutoring helps kids with homework (wafb.com)
- Meditation program helping stressed kids (abclocal.go.com)
- Homework Help for Parents: Homework Solutions for Stressful Homework Time (brighthub.com)
- Easing the Struggle: Homework Tips for ADHD (brighthub.com)