Friday, January 4, 2013

Having Fun in Your Classroom

I wanted to approach today's post a little differently.  Instead of sharing something specific that's fun or funny, I wanted to remind you {and me} to let your hair down a bit and just have a good time with your students.

I know we all get caught up in lesson plans, standards, differentiation, meetings....and on and on.  As we return to the classroom for the second half of the school year, I hope you'll join me in making it a point to take a deep breath each morning and laugh every day!  

Our smiles and our laughter may be the only bright spot in some of our students' days.

Enjoy :)


  1. Seeing this post makes me so happy. It's so important to stop and have some fun with our students. Even though my blog is "Fun in Room 4B", sometimes I forget to stop for some fun. Thanks for the reminder and the tips :)


    Fun in Room 4B

  2. I'm all about having fun in the classroom. Some of my older colleagues would probably think it is shameful the way I behave with my students (nothing super crazy or anything but I am told all the time by them that I'm more fun than any other teacher they've ever had). I have no issue sometimes acting like I'm 10 and giggling if something really strikes me as funny or sharing jokes and stories with my students. I firmly believe that is what keeps them engaged when it's work time...because they know I like to have fun too and that we WILL get to have fun if we get through the work first :)

  3. I, too, believe in the power of laughter and a smile. One summer I taught myself to juggle. When the kids are getting that glazed over look, I pull out the juggling scarves. I also carry an emergency clown nose in my teachers pouch and have been known to wear a grasshopper hat while attending to dismissal duty at our PreK through 8 parochial school. My Algebra girls love to get my rolling with their wittism.....'I want to go to Ikea, hide in a closet and when the door is opened say 'Wow, what a great trip to Narnia!'' I wish I had the knack to roll that humor into discussions with parents without losing their respect......