Today was a very fun (and kind of annoying) day! Since it was April Fools day, I thought I'd better think of some jokes to play on my kids. I was a little bit hesitant to do anything because I knew that if I started tricking them, they would continue with the jokes all day long! When my students walked into class telling me I had bugs on my head I knew that they already knew about the April Fools tradition! I decided to start out with a simple prank. I got the book "Arthur's April Fools" and had the students sit down on the carpet. I warned them not to say anything while I was reading. I also reminded them that talking during books would result in a color change. I picked up the book, turned it upside down and started reading it. Immediately I heard things like "Mrs. Hainey the book," and I quickly interrupted and said "Stop talking while I'm reading." I continued reading and had two or three other students try to tell me that the book was upside down. I quickly scolded them and threatened to change their colors. They didn't know what to do. Finally by about page two or three, they started raising their hands! They were looking at each other in disbelief! It was one of the funniest things I have ever seen. After a few pages reading upside down was making me nauseas so I called on a student who had his hand up, and he politely let me know that the book was upside down. After that, my kids wanted to trick me all day long! I decided that one prank just wasn't good enough so I thought up an even better one. I told my students that the cafeteria ran out of food, so we'd be eating fried worms. At first they didn't believe me, but after a few minutes I had several students questioning it, and some students who totally believed me. It was hard to get them into the cafeteria because they wouldn't stop chatting about the fried worms. When we finally got there I noticed on student in line crying. I said "J, what's wrong?" and he said "I don't want to eat worms!" I told him that when he got his tray just to let the lunch lady know that he didn't want any worms. It was HILARIOUS. Overall it was a pretty fun day. What made the day even better was that it was SPRING BREAK!!
This is off topic, but I found it funny. I was wearing my school sweatshirt today, and my assistant came in wearing the same sweatshirt. My students thought we looked like twins (my assistant is black). One girl said "Hey, you guys look like twins exept you (my assistant) are light skinned, and you (me) are white skinned. LOL!