Funny English Class Assignment

Students worked hard all week? Do they deserve a special reward for a job well done? The lesson and project ideas below are meant to fill the bill for Friday afternoon fun and learning. Some are simple games or activities that will reinforce skills as they offer a nice break from structured learning. Others are project ideas to be completed over multiple Friday afternoons. Click a link below to explore any idea in more detail. Adapt it to your needs. And have some Friday Fun!

Profile Posters
Learn about students' interests from the "profile posters" they create.

Charting a Year of Growth
Older students and younger buddies team up for yearlong fun.

A Week in the Life of
A yearlong project creates a great end-of-year memento.

Getting-to-Know-You Venn Diagram
Students discover common interests and unique abilities.

Chain Gang
A colorful chain promotes teamwork all year long.

The Alphabet Game
Use this lively, team-based game to reinforce spelling skills.

Wax Museum Biographies
This engaging lesson in history could be used as a Halloween alternative.

Pop Up a Card
This art activity offers monstrous Halloween fun.

Twenty-Five: A Math Card Game
Practice math facts using this easy-to-play card game.

Four Corners
Students burn off steam in this fun game; a nice reward after a week of hard work.

"Get the Ball Rolling": Fun With English Language Idioms
Create a book of literal illustrations of English-language idioms.

Measure the Mayflower
Take students on the playground to "map out" the size of the Mayflower.

Create a Book on Tape
Students create a great school resource. A nice community-service project idea too.

A "Boring" Lesson Plan in Geography
Boring, Maryland, is one of many unique place names. Can your students find more?

This game can be adapted for any grade, any math skill. Math BINGO cards included.

Pass the Chicken
A fun, fast-paced game; a great way to reward a class for its hard work.

Micrography and Martin Luther King Jr.
Students' signatures create a larger-than-life image of Martin Luther King.

My Alphabetical Autobiography
Students reflect on and chronicle their lives from A to Z.

Candy Colors: Figuring the Mean, Median, and Mode
Count candy by color and then calculate mean, median, and mode.

Valentine Battleship
Candy hearts replace battleships in this fun coordinate-math activity.

Create a Virtual Tour of Your Community
Engage students as they create a PowerPoint show about their community.

Who Works at Our School?
Students interview members of the staff and create a bulletin board display.

Rock or Feather: A Critical-Thinking Activity
Students make and defend their choices in this interesting activity.

Dictionary Deception
This fun game builds vocabulary and creativity.

Magic Sum
Students learn a math "magic" trick as they practice 2-digit addition.

Drawing Lesson Improves Communication Skills

Seven-Letter Scrabble Spell-Off
How many words can your students create with seven Scrabble letters?

Design a Poet-T
Students turn plain white T-shirts into fabulous poet-T's!

Get-In-Line Math
Challenge students to create a human number line.

Student Immigrants Journey to Ellis Island
Ellis Island simulation increases students' understanding, empathy.

Math Madness: A Game for Small Groups
Adapt this active game for any math skill you are currently teaching.

ABC Books Aren't Just for Babies
Students work on their own or in teams to create a book. 100s of ideas included!

What's the Mystery State?
Use the clues to learn which "mystery state" is being described.

"Photograph Math" Word Problems
With cameras in hand, students bring math word problems to life.

Anagram Family Time
Unscramble the four anagrams. What do they have in common?

A Month With No Holidays?
Students create their own holidays for celebration in holiday-less August.

No one understands teacher jokes and humor quite like another teacher. To give you some much needed laughs, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite teacher-focused jokes. Laughter is a great medicine, and we hope these bring you some.

1. It’s worth a shot

Remember, it’s important that centers work for you.

2. A lesson in playground physics

Newton’s cradle with children = bad idea.

3. Periodically hilarious

So punny!

4. Grammar is important

Talk about being a stickler.

5. Gotta get some grammar humor in there

It’s present participle vs. past tense instead of Jets vs. Sharks.

6. Valid point

Cha-ching! Can you imagine?!

7. Math can be a bit dramatic

Sometimes letters and numbers just don’t mix.

8. Creativity should be rewarded

This just in: Glue isn’t just for paper.

9. Anchor charts can have many purposes

An interruption can be catastrophic—or totally awesome.

10. If only

The way it should be.

11. Sharpies always spell trouble

Can’t trust a teenager armed with a permanent marker!

12. Party time

Go ahead and bring this one to the next professional development day!

13. Commas matter

Yikes. This one is a good lesson for elementary, middle, and high school!

14. Teacher-style negotiation

Does this happen?! Class assignments = teacher poker.

15. Twenty-first-century teaching

Invite technology into the classroom or confiscate it. Your choice.

16. Math teachers like to challenge you

Make a poster like this to hang up in your classroom. Remember to show your work!

17. A good side to be on

Nerd desserts for the win!

18. Worth the wait

Facts: Students learn better when they’re listening.

19. Pretty amazing

It’s kind of like a superpower!

20. Don’t upset a librarian

They hear everything!

21. You truly have the best intentions

Serenity now. Find your serenity now!

Read more funny teacher jokes on our Teacher Humor Pinterest board.


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