Seymour Middle School students write about the kinds of things they are doing to keep actively learning during summer break:
Summer is always my favorite season. Getting a break from school for a little while is nice, but I really like going to sports camps. This summer, I went to basketball and soccer camp. Soccer camp was better and not just because I won in a game and a tournament. This is the first summer that I’m going to Camp Lakeview. I’ve heard from a lot of my friends that it’s really fun, so I’m looking forward to going. So far, I’ve had an exciting summer, and I hope to have this much fun in the future.
I have done so much this summer, and it’s not over yet. So far, I have been to Cincinnati, Ohio, West Palm Beach, Florida, LaGuardia, New York, and Detroit, Michigan. In Cincinnati, I had a mission trip with some of the other middle-schoolers in my youth group. Later in the summer, I went to West Palm Beach for a family vacation. On the trip there, I had my first airplane ride. I had one layover in Detroit and another in LaGuardia. In West Palm Beach, I got to try new foods, and I got to lay on the beach. Unfortunately, I got sunburned, but I had a lot of fun while I was on vacation.
Summer of 2016 has just been your typical teenage summer. I’ve been out for ice cream, hung out with friends and going on vacation. I’ve been to Orlando, Florida, this summer, and it was a blast. I did activities from swimming with dolphins at Discovery Cove to watching the fireworks show and riding rides at Magic Kingdom in Disney World. I’ve been out to ice cream too many times this summer but expect to go even more. One of my favorite things to do is hang out with friends, and I got to go camping with my best friend for four days. I had an amazing time. I’m so not ready for summer to end.
So far this summer, I have been continuing my education in many ways. My mother gets my siblings and me Summer Bridge Books each year, which is a page front and back with all subjects included. On Sunday, May 29, my sister and I went to Arizona to help my grandma set up her new house. I also attended a weeklong horse camp. Then later during June, my family got to go to a museum in Ohio. It was filled with lots of airplanes and history. Four huge airplane hangars made up the building. I learned a lot about how airplanes developed. Then my dad drove my family to Washington, D.C. There, I visited the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, a War World II memorial, a Vietnam memorial, the Library of Congress, the National Archives and the Natural History Museum. We also walked by the Capitol building and along the National Mall. But before we left, we visited the coach that taught me to skate. So that is what I’ve been doing this summer.