So here we are, one single month left of school. And some of us are thinking “Im ready for summer.” or “I cant wait for summer.” However how many of us are trying to get that last 100 percent on our math grade? Or who are still trying to listen in class to the teacher rather than hollering to a friend across the room? As I watch the flowers start to peek up from the dirt my mind wonders to having my bare feet in the thick grass of my yard, and yet I cant help but forget that I have geometry homework. And for a split moment I think “What’s it matter? It’s only worth five points and there are only 19 school days left.” But then I realize… Those five points add up after a while. And soon five turns into 30 and 30 into 100 then out of no where I find that I’m failing.
As I listen to the conversations throughout the hals I realize, not many kids honestly care anymore. They are counting down the days… But not the same way I am. They’re waiting to be able to sleep in and have fun and wear their short shorts and tiny shirts as well as not knowing the date until 2 weeks before school starts again.
So what is this? Premature summeritus? Grades don’t really have an affect until the very last week, when you know you have no chance? Where kids no longer have the respect for teacher as they used to and now just deviously disobey them? Is it the smell of spring that causes kids to do this? What makes our skin crawl with excitement at the end of the day to go outside and just enjoy the sunshine rather than think about what our homework was from that day…?
Maybe it’s the thought of those summer time activities. Green grass, parties, no schedule, swimming in lakes, fishing season, people from different states coming up, or even just being able to sit in the sun and relax. But I think what our highschooler community needs is a school wake up call. Those projects that are due in the middle week of May, yeah those will be due here soon. The last book reports/essays due the first week of May? Yep, that’s in a few days. Then before we know it, it’s all over. The year is done. Its over, there’s no going back.
So here are my last few words of wisdom. If you’re one of these kids that feel as if the last few weeks are nothing important, rethink. Because you cannot redo it. Try working on school work rather than working on finding when the first party is. Finish that essay rather than that flirty text. But basically, don’t give up just because the numbers are almost done.