the last nine or ten months cramming your noggin full of important
info. Why waste all of that hard work over the summer? We’ve got 10
fun ways to keep your brain busy during vacay so you can sail back
into school in September and shoot to the top of the class. Nice job,
Turn on the
The next time
you park it in front of the T.V., switch to CNN or your favorite news
channel. Keeping up with current events will def help you in the
history department and it’ll help you ace those news quizzes your
teach will be passing out next fall. Besides, keeping tabs on the
rest of the world makes you a better person all around, babe.
The next time
your family hits the open road, grab the map and be their guide.
You’ll learn all about geography, and it’ll help improve your
spatial awareness. That means easy A’s on your next geometry test!
Scope out the
On a clear
night, you can see forever—all the way to the moon! Pick up a
telescope and see how many constellations you can find.
day, even if it’s just about the things you’ve done or seen, will
improve your scribbling skills. Up the anty by signing up for a
word-of-the-day email (or grabbing a calendar) and using that word in
your daily entry. Hello, incredible vocabulary!
Call dibs on the
crossword puzzle in the daily paper (or print one off the Internet).
It’s another excellent way to build up your vocab, learn
interesting trivia and keep your brain active.
Spend an hour
looking at your finances and assessing your piggy bank, then write
out a plan for how you want to spend your dough. Once you’ve
decided on a budget, stick to it during those countless summer
shopping sprees. Doing some quick math in your head will keep you
speedy come BTS.
Brush up on
textbook can be mega boring, but that doesn’t mean the past doesn’t
deserve some attention. Grab a friend and take a trip to your town’s
museum—there’s one in almost every locale, big and small. Spend
the afternoon giggling over the old-fashioned clothes in photographs
and actually reading the signs next to exhibits. We guarantee you’ll
learn something new.
at-home science experiment
babysitting charges or younger sibs with some whiz-kid experiments,
like a papier-mâché volcano or “tornado in a bottle.” It’ll
keep your science skills sharp for next year and hey, science is fun,
BY CASEY LIEBERMAN AND BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 6/16/2011 10:00:00 AM
POSTED IN summer, school, studying secrets