Year Round School

Hi Class! A year round, or balanced school calender (approximately three months of school, then one month off, then repeat), is in the news for some school districts in Vancouver. The current school year is historically based in the need for help on the farm during the summer months. Given that few students currently help on the farm during July and August, some school boards are looking at changing the school year. What do you think about this concept? What are positive and/or negative outcomes of such a change?

This is a writing activity requiring a developed response. Support your arguments over several sentences.

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26 Responses to Year Round School

  1. Jordan-awesomeness says:

    positive: I think school all year round is cool because i get to see my friends more and make new ones.
    negative: The bad part about school all year round is we have to to work and thats never good.

  2. josh b :3) says:

    i think we should keep school year the same as it is

  3. jxsnpwnsalot says:

    well to be honest with you guys I think it’s a horrible idea unless you like outside work and seriously I think (pardon my language) it’s stupid.

    • Mr. Bell says:

      Please write in complete sentences and develop your ideas. The point of year round school isn’t to work on a farm. The idea is that most students no longer work on farms, therefore do not need two consecutive months away from school. Instead, students will go to school for about three months, take a month off and repeat the cycle.

  4. Steve is a beast says:

    I think it honestly wouldn’t be that bad. Go to school for three months get one month off then repeat.

  5. conner says:

    no offence but I really don’t like the idea.

    • Mr. Bell says:

      Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and no offense should be taken. Please develop a meaningful answer explaining why you do not like the idea.

      Quick Fix: Begin your sentence with a capital letter.

  6. josh b :3) says:

    I think the school year should stay the same because i like 2 months off

  7. isaac :D says:

    I think it would be decent . hi shae

  8. Alex McLean says:

    i like the idea. instead of 10 months of school you get shorter times in school and then a longer break.

    • Mr. Bell says:

      Shorter times in school (3 months in a row rather than 10) is an interesting thought. Students would likely forget less after only a month off. The start of the year would be easier because most students should remember routines and expectations too.

      Quick Fixes:
      – I is always a capital letter.
      – Begin sentences with a capital letter.

  9. mariah says:

    I would like it because school would not get as boring

  10. kladd says:

    I would love if we got to get a month of after 3 months of school it seems like there would be less school. We would also not become so dumb over summer.

  11. Anna says:

    I honestly think it’ll be fun! But you won’t get to see your friends for a whole month!

  12. Anna says:

    Hey Mr.Bell….. On the blog for your smartphone, how do you get to the agenda and the English and math?

  13. hank says:

    i think we should keep it the same, but the idea it does sound alright!

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