Need your opinions. Is it wrong to celebrate Fridays as the last day of the school week?
I teach in a K and 1 school. My duty in the afternoon is calling the bus numbers over the loudspeaker. Rather than be dry and boring, I have been interjecting things like, "did you have a great day today?" And "give yourselves a 10-finger woo!" On Fridays I say, "it's our favorite day of the week! And I play a 30-second clip of a kid's song, "I'm so happy it's Friday." The kids love it. The trouble is a handful of teachers feel this is disruptive and don't want me to do any "fluff." The straw came when one of them told me it is wrong to teach them that Friday is our favorite day of the week. We should be saying, "we can't wait to see you back on Monday" instead. It sucked the joy right out of me. In response I just called the bus numbers and nothing else. I wanted to cry when kids and teachers alike said, "why didn't you play the Friday song?" I'm just wondering what other teachers think about this. How would you respond if you were me?
- Pre K-2
- Behavior / Class Culture / Engagement