Finally, Christmas break! This will be said by many high schoolers as they are released from school on Friday afternoon. Lately, I have heard students expressing excitement to sleep in, to have no homework and to hang out with friends. Kayli Folkert's plans for Christmas break are to stay home and hangout in between her speech practices. Hanging out with family and friends seemed to be a popular answer from the seniors that I asked at Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School.
Other students have more things planned that include travel to different states. An anonymous person answered that they are going to Texas, and Cortney Crozier plans on traveling to Branson, Missouri to see their Christmas shows.
Apart from the things that we want to do over winter break, there are things that we have to do. Kayla Fobian answered, "Working at the Reinbeck Daycare and spending time with my family." Working is something that she has to do, but I am sure that she is going to enjoy the money that she receives. Erin Wentzien stated that she had basketball practice, as do many other athletes this winter. Athletes don't take breaks, and this is how they are able to get better everyday. These are just a few of the things that students included in the things that they have to do over break.
One of the most unique, and fun, responses that I received was from Abbie Walton. She told me that she planned on having a Pinterest craft day with her friends. For those of you that don't know, Pinterest is an Internet site that has pictures, recipes, videos, ideas and almost any other thing that you could imagine. It sounds like it will be a great day, and I look forward to seeing what they make. This is what you can expect from teenagers on their much anticipated winter break. The break will start Friday the 21st, but will come to an end on January 3rd. I hope that everyone has a great winter break!