It is that time of the year again when students expect report cards and get promoted to different grades. Every child waits until the end of a session to go on vacation and have a complete break from academics. The school management system makes it easy for them to have a break because once they finish conducting examinations, all there is left to do is check papers. Grading papers and taking classes is difficult simultaneously, hence they prefer giving students a complete off for a few weeks.
Learning through digital mediums like an LMS portal was not as quickly exhausting as an academic session is supposed to be. Students did not expect to do much after their examinations during the lockdown since they would not be going on vacations anyway to remain safe. This time, things are different. After a successful year of hybrid classes, and increased involvement during the academic session, students are exhausted enough to take a break.
What would they do at the end of the session break? For different students, the activities vary.
- Kindergarten students don’t feel the effect of the end-of-session break because they are not accustomed to a hectic academic year yet. They usually carry out regular routines with increased socializing or playtime hours. Since they do not have any more academic commitments, their parents can finally go on a vacation with them!
- Middle school students prefer vacations, playing video games or with their friends all day, and practicing hobbies.
- High school and college or university students don’t have much of a break because this is the peak time of their academic development. High school students would look forward to enrolling in colleges. College students often cannot waste the end of session break at all, they would rather apply for extra courses, summer classes, part-time jobs, and activities that can uplift their skills.
Here are some end-of-session activities for all types of students;
At a young budding age, students have multiple hobbies they wish to practice. Some like to play instruments, and others dance, or sing. At the end of an academic year, students should try to level up their hobbies and become better at doing things. It is a productive way to spend holidays because they keep their mind and body active. Once the end of session break is over, and they go back to the school environment, they will not suddenly feel the extreme pressure of activities.
The concept of remaining productive through the holidays is beneficial for students. Watching TV and movies all day long and scrolling through social media might sound fun, but it gets monotonous and boring. You might also find yourself over-saturated with the Internet and its content. To keep yourself entertained indulge in social activities and productive tasks once in a while if not every day.
Students love journaling, whether it is for academic or personal reasons. Journals are originally meant to be personal, where an individual can note down the details of their day, or use it as a free go-to place to rant. High school students go through their teenage phase and have many things to understand about themselves, their character build-up, and the general social environment they live in. To adapt properly they should learn to understand their feelings. Writing down things in a journal helps them get through difficult stages of their school life.
It’s alright if you have never journaled before in your life, students often journal out of sheer interest. Trying out new things can be fun. students can be innovative with their journals and try to maintain a log of the fun activities they have done during the holidays. Reflecting upon these writings might help students get through even difficult times in the future. A journal is an investment in self, allowing students to improve their writing skills and live a better quality of life.
Amid having fun, students should not let go of their academic values. Studying is a constant process. Once students are too out of touch with their academic life, they forget the essence of learning. To be ahead with the next year’s syllabus, and activities, students should revise their basics and be prepared to indulge in the next session with full concentration and determination.
Apart from these three main activities, students enjoy doing many other things such as hiking, playing video games, starting a new personal project, etc. As long as they learned something from these activities, they are making the most out of their time. Which end-of-session activity will you indulge in this year? Choose wisely so that you can look back and be proud of yourself for being productive.