There is a little poem in the Epigrams of Martial which reminds us not to work children too hard during the summer, not to over schedule them or task them with too many organized activities or lessons.
Ludi magister, parce simplici turbae:
Sic te frequentes audiant capillati
Et delicatae diligat chorus mensae,
Nec calculator nec notarius velox
Maiore quisquam circulo coronetur.
Albae leone flammeo calent luces
Tostamque fervens Iulius coquit messem.
Cirrata loris horridis Scythae pellis,
Qua vapulavit Marsyas Celaenaeus,
Ferulaeque tristes, sceptra paedagogorum,
Cessent et Idus dormiant in Octobres:
Aestate pueri si valent, satis discunt.
This little poem has a fun verb in it, the opposite of a deponent. Vapulo, active in form but passive in meaning, “to be beaten”.
You should try your hand, but here is my fast version:
O schoolmaster, spare the simple gang,
thus with long hair may they listen to you while thronging your classes
and let the student body esteem a sumptuous table
and let no math teacher or shorthand tutor
be crowned with are greater circlet.
Bright lights from flaming Leo are warming
and burning July ripens the toasted harvest.
The bristling Scythian leather straps
by which Marsyas Celaenus was beaten,
the gloomy rods, the scepters of the pedagogues,
let them leave off and sleep until the Ides of October:
if during the summer boys are healthy, they learn enough.