Friday, February 25, 2011

Ready, Set, Giggle!

Do your favorite first graders love to tell jokes?

Are “joke books” a favorite in your classroom library?

If so, introduce my “Ready, Set, Giggle” journal into your classroom! 

(Click above to download the pdf in color.)

You can use folders, binders, or even marble composition notebooks to get the fun started.  We feature a “joke of the day” each school day and at the end of the week, we choose a joke to enter in our giggle journals!

The jokes we use are from some favorite books, kid friendly websites (…just Google ~ there’s a lot to choose from…), and/or student generated!  I begin by typing up the joke for student illustration, but your students could certainly write their own entries by copying from the posted classroom joke.   We have “Fun Friday” in my classroom and the giggle journal is a great way to begin the day!

These journals are favorites for take home reading, classroom buddy reading, and the go to choice in our classroom “Read Again Bags”!

Spring is the perfect time to begin this new “journal” in your classroom!

Wishing you a little laughter in your day,


  1. HOW CUTE! I just love this! I am doing this FOR sure!

  2. I'm so glad! Hope it makes for a lot of good laughs with your kidos!

  3. I LOVE IT! Great idea. Thanks for sharing.


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