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Staying Sharp Over the Holidays

Ah, the holiday season! A time for fun, family, and a much needed break from schoolwork. While it is important for students to enjoy their time off and to rejuvenate themselves, it’s important to make sure they’re prepared for what’s to come after the winter vacation. Often, teachers still assign assignments or study materials for students, and amidst all the fun, sometimes they get left until the last minute, or forgotten about entirely! Here are some ways to stay sharp over the holidays, and to keep yourself fresh going into the next term.

Get a routine going

With all the free time you have over the holidays, it’s important to maintain even a little bit of structure, and to fit some school work into your schedule. If you have a paper due after the break, this can mean just a few sentences each day, spaced out over the whole break. For bigger assignments, maybe this means allocating a few set days throughout the break towards completing them. Either way, it’s best not to procrastinate, or to leave these until the last few days of vacation. By organizing this in advance, students can breathe easy knowing they are on top of their work.

Get prepared

Without having to feel like you’re falling behind each day with new material coming in from all angles, the holiday season can be a great time to slow down, relax, and get a handle on things. Even if this means organizing your messy school bag, if you spend a little bit of that extra time towards some areas that you’ve been having more difficulty with, you’ll go into the next term breathing a lot easier!

Time with the Family

Of course, family activities are one of the keys to a good holiday season. If you have any outstanding assignments or readings to do, why not combine this with your family time. If you have a book report for instance, this can be a great opportunity to schedule family reading times. Or, if you have a holiday project involving some creative work, a brainstorming session, or a little help putting the whole thing together with your family can not only be fun, but also a rewarding experience overall.

Take a break!

One of the most important ways you can catch up this holiday season is on your rest. Unwinding is an important part of life, especially after hard work at school. By slowing things down, and taking some of the suggestions we listed, this will help you to feel rejuvenated and refreshed by the time the school year begins again. Holiday seasons goes by quickly, so it’s important to get some fun and relaxation, but also to not completely forget about the work that’s ahead. So, following some of these steps will help you enjoy yourself even more, knowing that you’re going into the next term on top of your game!

So, now that you’re all ready to have a fun, and productive vacation, let the holidays begin! At Sharpminds Academy,we are wishing all of you a happy and healthy time off.


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