Best December of Teaching

I just had the best December of teaching ever!! I left school on such a high note on December 21st and have carried the joy right into my holidays. I have been trying to put my finger on what made this December so special and fantastic and I think it has to do with the amount of laughter in my class this month. The staff laughed a lot in our class this December.  My students responded really well to our team’s approach and laughed and laughed right alongside with us. I know it is not always manageable to laugh when we have such a stressful job but it is sometimes the best medicine we have.

Here are some ways we found the joy throughout December:

We visited our old class and had a great day with friends that we hadn’t seen in a while.

visiting other classes

We hung out in the gym



We tried new things.


We did really fun science experiements!!



We made sandwiches and fruit and it was delicious.


We took time out for holiday memory


We built structures


We worked with our friends to complete puzzles


We had dance parties for DPA.

dance party

We made great math patterns.

math puzzles

We did holiday song karaoke


We visited another class to play some games

pattys class

Santa came to bring us some cheer


The staff decorated a pair of ugly socks as part of our team’s special gathering.


We opened our selfie Christmas crackers and took some funny pictures

selfie xmas cracker

We enjoyed our new scarfs that I knit for my class

scarf picture

It was the best December ever!!








The Author

Tammy Axt

I am a teacher of students with special needs in the Peel District School Board. This is my third year in the role and I am in the middle of a steep learning curve! I am loving every minute of this new experience with my amazing and awesome students.

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