For the first time this morning I heard the words ‘I’m Bored’, luckily it wasn’t one of my own children else they wouldn’t see the rest of the summer holiday, but it got me thinking.
As you will know from this blog I love a challenge.
One of my friends shared a photo on Facebook this morning. I cannot take credit for it. The challenge is supposedly written by a Year 7 teacher as homework for her class this summer. I think it is the best type of homework to have
Make the world a better place.
- Watch the News
- Tell someone how much they mean to you
- Do a household chore without being asked
- Dream about your future and decide what you need to do to get there
- Read a book by an author you’ve never heard of
- Sort out what you don’t need and give it to charity
- Speak out when you see something you don’t think is right
- Walk a journey that you would usually make by car
- Write to your MP about an issue you think is important
- Lie on the grass in summer and stare at the clouds
- Watch a black and white film
- Learn a poem by heart
- Write a list of things you would like to accomplish by the time you are eighteen
- Cook a meal for a friend and make them happy
- Hand write a letter to someone special and post it
- Switch off your on-line presence and avoid all social media for 3 days (this one the kids are horrified about)
- Make a list of all the positive things that you can be thankful for
- Talk to an older relative about your family history
- Pick up someone elses litter
- Grow something that you can eat
- Bake a cake for someone
- Try a new food you can’t pronounce
- Learn to play a song on a musical instrument
- Skim a stone
I have printed it off for my two year sevens and my year ten, and challenged them to tick them off when they are done.
Their response? – a cheeky ‘I love you Mum’ – contrived but nice anyway.