It's hard to say who enjoys Steve Martin's classes more — the students or their teacher.
SpongeBob SquarePants, a popular children's character, is everywhere in Martin's classroom at Falcon Bluffs Middle School, setting the tone for a fun learning environment where Martin and his students enjoy a healthy back and forth that's usually the mark of longtime friends.
"It's fun," said Justin Shapiro, an eighth-grader in Martin's seventh- and eighth-grade orchestra class. "He's different (than other teachers). He actually makes it fun."