School is Fun

CLS Kindergarten students Skype with kindergartners from Holy Trinity Lutheran School in Bowling Green, KY.
CLS Kindergarten students Skype with kindergartners from Holy Trinity Lutheran School in Bowling Green, KY.

As we come to the end of the 2013 National Lutheran Schools Week, we look back on a week of activities, spirit days, service projects, and excitement to realize that one of the great things about Lutheran schools is that we know how to have fun. It was evident that the

students here at Central Lutheran School enjoyed letting loose and having a good time the last five days. Our students were able to enjoy a popcorn party, service projects, crazy dress days, and the popular 8th grade vs. teachers volleyball game. Whether it is in

the classroom, on the playing field, at a musical event, or any other activity, Lutheran schools are able to provide an environment where students are able to enjoy themselves while learning.

We also realize that learning is not ALWAYS fun. Sometimes it is challenging, where it pushes us to perform in a manner that we did not know we were capable

of. Sometimes learning can beĀ frustrating, and we are tempted to quit or settle for less than our best. In the end though, learning is rewarding, and there is no rule that says that

the process of learning can’t be fun.

We all have a lot on our plates and the expectations for our teachers are extremely high. Students today face an increasing amount of pressure academically, socially, and emotionally. As we hit the middle of the school year and the dead of winter, it is important to reflect on the culture we create in our buildings. In what ways are you making learning fun for your teachers and your students?