We have assigned the following activities to be completed to avoid brain drain during the summer. Skills will deteriorate over time in the absence of practice and/or reinforcement activities. We would like to offer the students an alternative to the fog of texting, video games, and watching of the television that the students utilize during their leisure hours of summer. We would also like to encourage the students to have a different perspective of learning. Learning is not limited to the classroom, and it is not about just acing the test. Learning can occur at different times and different locations. The IB teachers of Richards Middle School have designed the following activities that are enriching and expose the students to concepts that will be covered in the upcoming school year.