My roommate is a teacher, and we share stories daily with one another. One thing that is always common with our teacher stories and conversation, is it ends with laughter.
Teaching is so stressful. It makes us love, cry, overwhelmed, happy, sad, understand, excited, and more. In a given day I feel more than one emotion a day, and I have learned in order to deal with these emotions I need to laugh.
Like today, when I’m teaching adding and subtracting with ten frames and one of the pieces comes flying across the room and pelts my head.
Or, when a student looses her tooth within the classroom and convinces everyone that another student ate it.
Or, is reading when the word starts with an “r” and the picture of rain and the student is convinced it’s about the storm that took out all the dinosaurs.
It can be frustrating, but I continue to laugh because I feel like I’d go crazy if I cannot laugh at what’s happening.
What are some things you just have to laugh at in your classroom?