School Spirit Day

“I’ve got spirit.  Yes I do.  I’ve got spirit.  How about YOU.”

Children love singing and cheering, and rooting for their school.  Every March our school has a giant pep rally. We parade with pom-poms, sing our school song, holler chants, and wear school clothing.

It is so much fun!  “G-C-S Is-The-Best” is the children’s favorite chant. Isn’t spirit something we all need?  It fills us up. We feel good. School spirit gives us pride and unity.

It was a great day!


About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty-five years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I was a live guest on the Kelly Clarkson Show. I am highlighted in the seventh edition of Jim Trelease's million-copy bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital, and the Massachusetts State House in Boston.
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33 Responses to School Spirit Day

  1. beetleypete says:

    We never had pep rallies, but I still loved my school. Great to see you all having so much fun.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Ritu says:

    What a great day!

  3. Darlene says:

    Nothing like school spirit!! Looks like a lot of fun. xo

  4. The school where I teach does this and it is so much fun. Each grade gets to scream and holler for the school and then our faculty gets to finish off. Sometimes our faculty can really get into it, so it can be very entertaining!!

    • Jennie says:

      It’s such a great thing. Spirit, unity, and fun. The screaming and hollering is the best part. And children love to see their teachers so involved. Thank you!

  5. What a way to enter into the weekend! You and the aqua room gang look great!

  6. Looks like you all had fun

  7. AJ says:

    That’s such a good idea! We had a pep rally at the start of the year, but mid year would be a good pick me up:)

  8. frenchc1955 says:

    What a wonderful day you had!

  9. Tina Frisco says:

    I’m going to sing aloud that ‘I’ve got spirit’ chant whenever I’m feeling not-so-motivated. I might even pull out my pompoms and dance around the room! The photo of the kids is adorable. Lovely post, Jennie ❤

  10. You are so right about school spirit, Jennie.

  11. Great way to build school morale. 🙂

  12. Norah says:

    This looks so much fun, Jennie. Children do enjoy chants. I can just imagine the fun everyone would have had celebrating your school.

  13. It sounds like a lot of fun, Jennie.

  14. Yay for school spirit day!

  15. reocochran says:

    So much fun!! Cheers, chants and spirited children with happy teachers = perfect learning atmosphere!📣🔔

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