1 month has already passed over summer vacation. Time goes too fast. This year, I’ve spent most of my 1 month’s vacation in the old city of Xi’an. A lot changed by my departure and arrival. That’s why I decided to share some pictures with you, what do you think are the changes? One month off during the summer isn’t something that has been around for long. While I enjoyed my summers as a kid and most of my early professional adult life, the summer vacation concept seems to be declining. One month off is like a delicious slice of a summer vacation pie to me, but it’s just not something that everyone can picture themselves getting excited about.
The summer vacation is the perfect time to take a break from all the hustle and bustle of the working life. It’s also a great opportunity to spend quality time with your family and friends, or simply relax and enjoy your own company.
However, for some people it may be difficult to find time for themselves in between work and other commitments, especially when you live in a big city with lots of interesting places to visit. If you don’t want to spend your holiday in front of TV or computer screen, then this article is just for you!
Here are some ideas on how to make the most out of your summer vacation:
It’s hard to believe that we’re already three weeks into our little summer vacation. It’s been so much fun and I’m loving every second of it.
This year, my wife and I decided to take a trip to Hawaii. We’ve been talking about going there for years and finally decided that this was the year! We brought our kids along with us, and they’ve loved every second of it. They spent most of their time at the beach playing in the sand and building sand castles, which is exactly what their imaginations need at this age.
We also spent some time at Disneyland, which is always a great time no matter how many times you’ve gone before. The kids love all of the rides, especially Space Mountain and Splash Mountain (which they ride over and over again). They also got to meet Mickey Mouse during one of his daily shows, which was very exciting for them!
Overall, it has been an amazing vacation so far and we don’t plan on leaving until next week when school starts back up again (but then again who wants to go back to school after having such a great summer vacation? Not me!).
which is summer month
When does summer start?
Usually, when we talk about the first day of summer, we are referring to the astronomical summer which is defined by the Earth’s axis and orbit around the Sun.
The astronomical calendar determines the seasons due to the 23.5 degrees of tilt of the Earth’s rotational axis in relation to its orbit around the Sun. Both Equinoxes and Solstices are related to the Earth’s orbit around the Sun.
This year, astronomical summer began on 21 June 2021 and ended on 22 September 2021.
For upcoming years, the dates for astronomical summer will be;
|Tuesday, 21 June 2022
|Friday, 23 September 2022
|Wednesday, 21 June 2023
|Saturday, 23 September 2023
|Thursday, 20 June 2024
|Sunday, 22 September 2024
However, meteorologists are also interested in the beginning of the meteorological summer. Meteorological summer will always begin on 1 June; ending on 31 August.
The meteorological seasons consist of splitting the seasons into four periods made up of three months each. These seasons are split to coincide with our Gregorian calendar, making it easier for meteorological observing and forecasting to compare seasonal and monthly statistics.
Solstices and equinoxes
Solstices and equinoxes are the astronomical transition points between the seasons and mark key stages in the astronomical cycle of the Earth. In a year there are two equinoxes (spring and autumn) and two solstices (summer and winter). The dates of the Equinoxes and Solstices aren’t fixed due to the Earth’s elliptical orbit of the Sun. The Earth’s orbit around the Sun means that in early January, the Sun is closest (known as perihelion) and in early July it is most distant (aphelion).
why is summer vacation only 2 months
Most American school kids are about three weeks in to their three-month summer vacation. Yet working adults (the Explainer included) spend the better part of June, July, and August toiling away as usual. Why do kids enjoy such generous summer breaks?
Fiscal limitations, century-old developmental theories, and outdated medical concerns. The now-standard 180-day academic calendar with a long summer holiday didn’t come about until the early 20th century. Previously, urban schools operated year-round with short breaks between quarters. In 1842, Detroit’s academic year lasted approximately 260 days, New York’s 245, and Chicago’s 240. But since education wasn’t mandatory in most states until the 1870s, attendance was low. Despite the official schedule, many kids ended up spending the same amount oftime in school back then as they do now. Brooklyn school officials, for example, reported in 1850 that more than half their students showed up just six months a year.
Poor attendance got some people wondering if such a long academic calendar was worthwhile. Why keep schools open year-round if most kids don’t even go? Reformers also warned that goody-goodies who did show up every day might burn out. Many physicians at the time felt that students were too frail, both in mind and body, for so many days at their desk. Too much education, they argued, could impair a child’s health.
City school officials began listening to reformers around the turn of the century. Gradually, they shortened the school year by about 60 days and eliminated the summer quarter. Reformers could have instituted a long break in winter, or spring, but they picked summer for three main reasons. 1) Poorly ventilated school buildings were nearly unbearable during heat waves. 2) Community leaders fretted that hot, crowded environments facilitated the spread of disease. 3) Wealthy urbanites traditionally vacationed during the hottest months, and middle-class school administrators were following in their footsteps.
Meanwhile, the school districts outside cities had quite different academic calendars. In the 19th century, rural kids spent just five or six months in school—two to three months in summer and the same in winter—and the rest of the year laboring on farms. So while urban educators worried that children were overtaxed by their busy schedule, officials in rural areas thought their students were mentally undertaxed. By the early 20th century, public-school officials in many farm states had lengthened the academic year and introduced a summer break to bring agrarian districts into line with urban ones.
Physicians no longer believe that children are too feeble for year-round instruction, and most school buildings now have effective ventilation systems. So why don’t we go back to having school in the summertime? For one thing, it’s expensive to keep schools open, just like it was in the late 1800s. But some nonprofit organizations argue that the long breaks hinder the learning process. According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Summer Learning, kids score worse on standardized tests in early September than in late June. Plus, students in other industrialized countries have more instructional time. The Israeli academic year lasts 216 days, and kids in Japan plug away for a whopping 243 days per annum.