I wondered about playing an April Fool’s joke on you, but then I decided against it.
But I do love a good April’s Fool joke. Since moving to our modified traditional schedule, we always get the last week of March and the first week of April off for Spring Break. So it’s been a few years since I’ve been able to play a joke on my class.
Here are two of my favorites:
1. April Fool’s fell on a Friday so we had our weekly spelling test. I proceeded normally with numbers one, two, three, but when I got to number four, I casually said, “Number Four – Chrysanthemum. My favorite flower is a chyrsanthemum. Chyrsanthemum.”
There were some incredulous looks. A few of my struggling learners did what they always did. “K-r-i . . . ” Some of my students tried to talk to one another — I think they were going to say that I was crazy, or off my rocker again, or that maybe they should call for help so I immediately reminded them that there was no talking during a test.
It was so much fun!
I let it go until some of my high achievers got teary eyed.
They said I was mean. 🙂
2. When I used to give Math Timed Tests (I don’t anymore, thank heavens, and now I use my Math Fluency pack which has saved my life), each student’s individual level was inside a file folder. For privacy and all that. Anywho, I copied off a whole bunch of mulitplication and division timed tests and put those inside their folders instead.
I said, “On your mark, get set, go!” and the kids opened their folders, gasped, scratched their heads, and started to tell me that they had the wrong levels. I said, “No talking during a test!” all stern-like, and I kept that going until some of my high achievers got teary eyed. AGAIN.
What is it with high achievers? 🙂
Then I would spend the rest of the day being told that a spider was in my hair or on my leg or on my shirt. And not one little rascal ever stopped when I got teary eyed.
If you’re looking for something fun for next year, check out Denise’s plan over at Sunny Days in Second Grade for today! I’m so happy to be on spring break, but I think her idea would be hilarious!!!
Okay! Thanks for waiting EXTRA LONG for me to announce the winners of my Compound Word Picture Cards pack.
Because it took me so long, I am picking 5 winners instead of three.
For real. This is NOT an April Fool’s joke.
Don’t get teary-eyed.
Anywho, here we go!
Amy Howbert says
You are too stinkin' cute with the jokes! I'd be one of the high achievers though, every duck in a row…! Too cute, too cute!
Little Miss Organized
Mrs Cupcake says
Too funny 🙂 I am not in school this week either, so no jokes here… oh well! 😉
A Cupcake for the Teacher
You're too funny! We already had spring break but have today off because it was a hurricane day we didn't use….:) So I have been hanging with PJ all day….go ready my Currently post….snakes, accident…well, backflip….you'll see. Ok, your next post needs to have a pic of that adorable pup of yours….I'm kinda addicted:) Have a great spring break!
4th Grade Frolics
Miss Nelson says
Love it! I had some in tears taking a Following Directions Quiz today. 🙂
Love the April Fools tricks. We had inservice today- so no tricks on the kiddos for me (but I'll remember these for next year). Hope you enjoy your week off!! Thanks for the freebie. I have this pack saved in my wish list- so I'm sure I'll end up with it at some time. Thanks for the fun! Carol
Reagan Tunstall says
I only get teary eyed when your darn posts end! waaah! I adore reading everything you write!
Hahaha! Those darn high achievers always ruin the fun.
Dusty Drosche says
Those are hilarious stories. I hate April Fool's Day and am always glad when it happens to not be on a school day. This year it fell on our Easter Break so all is well!
Katie Knight says
I'm pregnant! April Fools! Love ya Kristin!
Oh man! I got so excited thinking I won, but then I noticed it wasn't my email address!!!