Take Note, Substitutes: Fun Things to Enjoy During Summer Break
It’s that coveted time of year that teachers and substitutes alike look forward to with anticipation: summer break! Despite their excitement, many teachers and subs struggle to shake off “teacher mode” and find ways to relax and enjoy their break. While it’s certainly normal to spend a portion of summer break reflecting on the past school year and organizing things for the upcoming year, teachers need to unwind and have fun too. Below, we will discuss some fun–and affordable– things to enjoy during summer break!
Take a staycation. What could be more affordable than planning a hometown adventure with family and friends? Recruit a few of your favorite people and pick your staycation destination. Activities to consider include: visiting local museums, spending a day at the park, exploring local landmarks, checking out hometown bands, and so much more!
Pamper yourself. It was a long school year and summer break is the perfect time to partake in some well-deserved pampering. What do you find most relaxing? Whether it’s spending an entire day curled up in your favorite chair reading a good book or working on your backyard garden, make time to do it. For the ultimate pampering session, book yourself a massage at the local spa.
Reconnect with friends. Let’s face it: teachers don’t have a lot of time during the school year to spend quality time with friends and weekends seem to pass by in the blink of an eye. Summer break is the perfect time to reconnect with those 9 to 5 friends. Consider visiting your closest friends on their lunch breaks or catching up over coffee at the local café.
Establish an exercise routine. Summer break is the ideal time to enjoy the great outdoors– and get fit while doing it! Consider taking advantage of your park’s bike trails or finding a jogging partner. When the mid-summer heat wave hits, switch up your routine– kayaking and swimming are excellent exercise options.
Take advantage of freebies. You’ll likely be surprised by the free activities your hometown offers if you do your research. Many towns host occasional free movie nights or complementary concerts in the park. Street fairs and craft shows are also fun– and often free!– summer break activities.
After a relaxing and rejuvenating summer break, contact us when you’re ready to get back into the world of substitute teaching!