Well, school is officially out for the summer and what an ending it has been. From stay-at-home orders, virtual learning, and day-to-day life being interrupted, we have had quite the ride leading up to Summer 2020.
Nonetheless, we have gotten through the best we can and will continue to do so! One very important piece of this puzzle is, what happens when it really is summer break? When students no longer have to log onto zoom classes, turn in assignments, or check online schedules. For some, the transition was a no-brainer, and for others it has been a challenge. I have learned throughout my time working with children, and it’s true for adults as well, that many of us do better with consistency and structure. So, how do you stay consistent when things become out of your control? Well, I have a few resources and tips that I’ve acquired, and I hope they can be of help to add to your “maintaining Summer 2020” kit.
All in all, take time to reflect on what was, be present, and look forward to what will come. While this is not at all how any of us imagined summer break to look, we can still find those silver linings; even if we have to look a little harder! Be safe and well!
Blogger and Director of Adventures in Summer Learning Shanice Carter-Harris shares her expertise in child and family issues, with work experience at Lighthouse Youth Crisis Center, St. Aloysius and Cincinnati Children’s. If you have questions, please contact Shanice at