Day 15: A Time to Laugh

When one works with children it is not seriousness all the time. Often the opportunity to laugh comes unexpectedly – especially once the children know me and have learned to trust me. The chance to laugh might occur when a child is doing a Show & Tell, being silly in a presentation, or showing their comical side in a drama presentation.

The children may feel comfortable playing the clown at odd moments as there are times when I make them laugh too: when I do read-alouds, I may use a funny voice (for example sing “opera” when reading the letter O in an alphabet book); when explaining dramatisation, I may exaggerate actions and expressions a little to explain concepts to the children. The roars of laughter are infectuous, of course, and they set the tone for many sessions on the carpet.

In the classroom there is a time to work, a time listen, a time to read, a time to write and, of course, a time to laugh.

photo (52)© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015

(This post was written for the FMF 31 day challenge hosted by Kate Motaung. Today’s prompt: laugh)

Missed a post? Click here to read all my memoirs for the series titled Blackboard Scribbles.

Advertisements

11 thoughts on “Day 15: A Time to Laugh

Share what you think

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s