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Teaching Tip

Why is it important to take time off?

As summer has arrived in South Dakota, I’m reminded of the importance of taking time off from schooling. Like us, you may follow a typical school calendar; or, maybe you school year-round instead. Either way, it is a good idea to take at least a month off during your school year to recharge.

How does having time off help your school year go better?

I find I am much more focused during my “school year,” if I have had some time off to regroup. During our break, my kiddos read endless books for pleasure. They play outside, swim, play strategic board games, bake, bike, and work on projects. My boys love their time off, and so do I. It helps us all focus better on school when it rolls around again.

Taking time off helps you recharge for the school year.

So, I encourage you to make sure to take some time for both you and your children to recharge. We take several months off in the summer. Then, we are very focused during our school year once it begins. With this schedule, we take little to no breaks until summer rolls around again. Whatever your schedule, be sure to make time to have a more lengthy break! You may be surprised after your break at how ready you are to start school again.


PS: Check out this post from the Heart of Dakota Message Board if you are concerned about not finishing the guide by the end of the school year.

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