April Fool’s Day is usually the day that students pull little pranks on their teachers. I expected the usual comments such as, “There is a spider on your back!”
A teacher I work with really pulled a prank on her class. She did it like this:
Teacher: I am so proud of all of you and all of the hard work you have been doing every day. In fact, I made some brownies for you!
(Having brownies is a special treat, since we are not really allowed to bring in sweet snacks or candy. We have healthy snacks now.)
Students: Yes! We have been really good. Brownies! Awesome!
Teacher: I felt you really deserved some special brown E’s.
So, the teacher started passing out brown, construction paper, capital E’s – one to each child.
Students: Quiet shock and disbelief.
Teacher: What’s the matter? I told you I made you some brown E’s!
Students: We thought you made brownies!!??
Teacher: April Fools!
And, the children were sooo sad. They were very lucky – because she actually did make brownies for them and proceeded to pass out the real ones.
I will have to remember this one for next year!