Humor - A quality that makes something laughable or amusing.
Why did Chester cross the road? To get to the barking lot! hahahahaha
What part of the tree does Chester like the most? The bark!!!!! hahahahahaha
What is Chester's favorite type of story? A Furry Tail! hahahahahahaha
What is Chester's favorite vegetable? Bark-olli of course! hahahahahaha
What do Chester and Justin Beiber have in common? They are both pawpular! hahahahahaha
Why does Chester always wag his tail? Because he has such a paws-itive attidude! hahahahaha
How long does Chester want to stay at school? Furrrrrrr-eh-ver!
These riddles are compliments of AACA students....with 2 from me. And my lips are sealed for which is which.
Laughter and humor can certainly lighten a load and brighten a day. One classroom especially needed an extra dose of humor, laughter, and joy this week. Chester and I could feel the sadness and heaviness coming from these little hearts as soon as we walked into the room. Sudden loss and change are so hard. At any age.
Though we've visited this classroom regularly all school year long, I've never told the students Chester stories..... usually we've wandered the room helping with math or writing or projects.
Today was different .
Today what was needed was simply Chester, and Chester Stories. And so we gathered on the reading rug for story time.
After we all groaned and giggled through some of the above Chester jokes....I began telling warm-hearted Chester Tales. In great detail I shared about Chester and the chickens in 1st grade. I explained Chester's silliness and how he went absolutely bonkers each time he heard a tiny chicken peep. BARK peep. BARK peep. Bark peep.
Laughter filled the room.
I recounted the story of Chester's LOVE for Peanut Butter Girl Scout Cookies and the day he went c.r.a.z.y. after his first taste. How instead of helping Melissa with her balance and physical therapy, he was obsessed with cookies --- I told them how Melissa literally fell over laughing every time Chester escaped to find the cookies.
Smiles and giggles erupted.
It was time for me to go....one boy raised his hand. "Please Gigi, tell us another story!" There were echoes of 'please just one more' like popcorn popping up all over the reading corner.
Okay, one more :).
Laughter IS the best medicine. ....and happiness is a warm puppy.