“Dear Aunt Edith,
Next January, I’ll be missing five weeks of school on a vacation to California. I’m going to miss so much of school and I’m afraid I’ll be held back. What do I do?”
It can be very stressful to miss a couple of days of school, never mind five weeks. The key is to plan out your make-up work.
Get Make-up Work Before Your Vacation
Talk to or email your teachers before your vacation and try to get all of your make-up work before you go to California. Do it on the way there, on the way back, etc. Maybe not ALL of your teachers will get ALL of it together for you, but at least you won’t have to do everything the day you get back.
Get a Friend to Tutor You
When you get back from California, ask a friend to help you do your make-up work. Ask to copy their notes, or to teach you how to solve the questions for the next unit.
Stay After With Teachers
In addition to having your friend help you, make sure you stay after with your teachers, too. There could be something your friend missed or more tips your friend doesn’t know.
Good luck, and have fun in California.
P.S. Pack me in your suitcase. 😉