Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Summer vacation?

  1. Jun 1, 2006 #1

    Pengwuino

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    Ya know what i was just wondering.... what the hell is a summer vacation?

    I mean really... when people become adults, it's like "holy crap, i have to work 50 weeks a year???". Why do schools have summer vacations? It seems like the one aspect in all of humanity where you regularly get a huge break from something. I think its kinda strange...
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 1, 2006 #2
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 25, 2008
  4. Jun 1, 2006 #3
    Become a teacher. They get quite a lot of vocation. Just make sure you teach in a good school with possibly good students. Less stress, more talking, more vocations.. and so on x.x
     
  5. Jun 1, 2006 #4

    I think a more useful proposition would be to take away summer vacation from students. Maybe then they'd actually learn something with an extra 3 months to do so.
     
  6. Jun 1, 2006 #5
    You think too much. Stop.

    Thread Locked.
     
  7. Jun 1, 2006 #6

    Astronuc

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    It's an old tradition. In an agrarian society, of which much of America was in the 1700's, summer was the time for children to help parents on the farm. For the same reason many Unitarian Universalist Fellowships/Churches traditionally have a summer break.

    Starting in 7th grade, my summers considered mostly of summer school at a local university and working - until I graduated from high school. At university, I just worked during the summer full time as opposed to part time, which I did during the semesters.
     
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2006
  8. Jun 1, 2006 #7

    Pengwuino

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    Oh yah i forgot about that. Stop ruining my threads astronuc :P
     
  9. Jun 1, 2006 #8

    Astronuc

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Just trying to be helpful, or really useful, like Thomas the Tank Engine. :biggrin:

    Can we get a Thomas the Tank Engine smiley? :smile:
     
  10. Jun 1, 2006 #9

    Pengwuino

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    I loved that little engine!!!!

    holy crap! I have an interview the day i have jury duty! :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  11. Jun 1, 2006 #10
    Things always go that way :(

    I haven't been sick in the past 1.5 years (before yesterday...), yet yesterday I had quite a high fever.... Tomorow I'm going to the University of Arizona for a month to take some classes......
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?



Similar Discussions: Summer vacation?
  1. Summer vacation (Replies: 12)

  2. I'm on vacation! (Replies: 6)

Loading...