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.
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.
We made great math patterns.
We did holiday song karaoke
We visited another class to play some games
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
We enjoyed our new scarfs that I knit for my class
It was the best December ever!!