One thing you may or may not know about me, I am a big sports fan, especially baseball. I love the game, I love going to the ballpark, I love the atmosphere of competition, I love the comradery of being part of a team, I love it all! If like me, you enjoy baseball, you probably realize that we are right in the middle of Major League Baseball Playoffs, which means the World Series is starting tomorrow! (Go Yankees! assuming they are still in it!)
You are probably wondering why I’m talking about baseball on a blog for educators in the beauty and wellness industry. It’s a great question, so stick with me for a few minutes, even if you are not a baseball fan, I think you might have some fun with this one.
You see, I like bringing things that are happing in the world into our schools. When it is Super Bowl time, I think you should have a Super Bowl party at school. When it is time for the Kentucky Derby, make that Saturday Hat Day. On National Popcorn Day, bring popcorn into the school for some fun. National Popcorn Day is January 19th just in case you were wondering.
So, in honor of the start of the World Series, I say bring in a World Series game into your school with a Baseball Student Salon Challenge and Baseball Review for your classroom.
Let’s start in the classroom.
You can also play Baseball in the student salon.
Determine ahead of time what a student must do in the student salon to receive a single, double, triple or home run.
Here are some examples:
A student would receive a Single if they:
A student would receive a Double if they:
A student would receive a Triple if they:
A student would receive a Home Run if they:
These are just a few examples. You can also tie it to areas that students need more practice in. For example, if they need more work on pedicures, you could make each pedicure worth a double. This will encourage the student to do more pedicures. If you look at the appointment books and it is a particularly slow day, you might have every walk in that a student brings into the student salon that day worth a triple. Just have fun with it.
These games basically follow the general rules of baseball. If you are not familiar with the game, ask one of your co-workers for help. I bet you have at least one baseball fan on your team!
Again, this is a fun thing to do as the World Series is beginning. You could also use it next spring on Opening Day (April) to celebrate the start of baseball season.