50 Ways to End Your Summer (to the tune of 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover)

50 Ways to End Your Summer (to the tune of 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover)
Kids just want to have fun--and that will drive their learning!

It’s been a tough week for comedy and drama fans. I can’t emphasize enough the importance of relaxing and connecting with your inner self, especially before school starts. So, I decided to use Wordplay to get my relaxation message across. If you want some legitimate support for the Stern work hard, play hard philosophy, take a look at an earlier Gifted Matters post: http://www.chicagonow.com/gifted-matters/2013/03/let-spring-breakers-rule/.

Now for the silly side of Stern, with a few suggestions on what’s going on in the Chicago area that might be fun and different...

50 ways to take a break, now (or soon, to the tune and with some of the words of 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover*)

The problem is all inside your head, she said to me
The answer is easy if you
Treat it reflectively
I’d like to help you end your summer, stress free
There must be 50 ways to take a break now

The Bears are back, Jack
Rosemount’s hosting Comic Con, John (next week)
Read a fun book, Brooke
Relaxation is key.

Vivian Maier’s here, Claire (check out her exhibit, the nanny turned photographer at the Chicago Historical Society)
Art’s fun to discuss, Gus
Kandinsky’s in Milwaukee (Milwaukee Art Museum, very cool place)

Gotta be carefree, Bea
Air and Water Show’s great to see (off of North Avenue this weekend), Jean!
Just view it from a tree, Leigh
And enjoy life leisurely

I repeat myself at the risk of being rude, take a break before school starts.

Brigadoon’s got great tunes, June (now playing at the Goodman Theater)
Symphony in the Park’s free, Dee (Millenium Park, that is)
Go for a swim, Jim (Lake Michigan swimming lane is right off Ohio St.)
Write a Haiku, Drew
Just do whatever works for you

Remember, there must be 50 ways to take a break now.

It’s all in your control. Design that perfect break! And if you want resources on Wordplay, email me.

*http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/paulsimon/50waystoleaveyourlover.html

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