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June 1, 2012

Summer's Here: Time to Relax and Have Some Fun!

By Jennifer Solis and Jenifer Boatwright
Grades PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8

    As this will be the last post for “The Jens,” we would like to thank you for following us on this journey and for sharing your ideas as well. It has been a wonderful experience for us. However, we didn’t want to leave you empty-handed. So, before we say good-bye, we figured we should at least leave you with some words of wisdom as you move into your summer vacation.

    The most important thing you can do this summer is RELAX! We know you put in hundreds of after-school hours into planning and preparing lessons this school year. You've earned this break. Although you most likely brought work home, make sure you schedule in some time for you and your family. You know you have been longing to have a “pajama day”! When was the last time you caught a movie or lunch with your friends? Use this time to do all those things you neglected during the school year because you didn’t have time.

    One of the things we plan is a beach trip with another friend — and yes, her name is Jenn! It can be a bit confusing with all three of us together, but we manage to make it work. It's the one time we can really relax and not have schoolwork in the back of our minds. So, take our advice and get out there and have some fun!

    What are you planning to do this summer?

    As this will be the last post for “The Jens,” we would like to thank you for following us on this journey and for sharing your ideas as well. It has been a wonderful experience for us. However, we didn’t want to leave you empty-handed. So, before we say good-bye, we figured we should at least leave you with some words of wisdom as you move into your summer vacation.

    The most important thing you can do this summer is RELAX! We know you put in hundreds of after-school hours into planning and preparing lessons this school year. You've earned this break. Although you most likely brought work home, make sure you schedule in some time for you and your family. You know you have been longing to have a “pajama day”! When was the last time you caught a movie or lunch with your friends? Use this time to do all those things you neglected during the school year because you didn’t have time.

    One of the things we plan is a beach trip with another friend — and yes, her name is Jenn! It can be a bit confusing with all three of us together, but we manage to make it work. It's the one time we can really relax and not have schoolwork in the back of our minds. So, take our advice and get out there and have some fun!

    What are you planning to do this summer?

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