I've been laughing about this ever since last night...
Today was our last day before spring break, which I am now officially enjoying, and I decided to do a pre-April Fool's Day joke on my students.
I've done this in the past, but I didn't do it this last year because April 1st was on a weekend. Well, I decided that it just had to be done this year, even though April 1st is on Sunday!
Anyway... it was a short week at school and we had our Three Bears' Breakfast today (more details tomorrow!), so I knew we'd be having too much fun to be bothered to do spelling this week.
So, my students came in and I asked them to get out their pencils and mini-offices so we could take our spelling test. Well, my room immediately burst into shouts of "WHAT?! You didn't give us any spelling words!" and "No way! You said there was no spelling this week!" and "I'm going to fail! You didn't teach us any spelling this week!". Well, I usually run three spelling lists in my room, so I told the kids we were doing a spelling review and were all taking the same test... which relieved some of them!
I passed out my official spelling test sheet and commenced with my evil plan.
Number 1- there "There is going to be a lot of sun today"
Number 2- is "Today is Thursday"
Number 3- really "I am really happy to be here today"
Number 4- no "The answer to your question is no"
Number 5- spelling "Spelling words correctly is important"
Number 6- test "This is a test"
Number 7- today "Today we are going to have a lot of fun"
8- happy "I am so happy today is our Three Bears' Breakfast"
9- early "I went to bed early last night"
10- April "April 1st is Sunday"
11- Fool's "Fools are people who do silly things"
12- Day "We attend school in the day time"
13- ha "The clown told a joke. I said ha"
14- ha (But, Mrs. Bainbridge, you just said ha!) "The joke was so hilarious I said ha, ha"
15- ha (Ummm... again, Mrs. Bainbridge?) "The joke was too funny! I said ha, ha, ha"
Then I asked them to read the words... and a chorus of "Mrs. Bainbridge! You tricked us!" and tons of laughter followed... most of it was from me! I laaaauuughed and laaaauuuughed! Oh it was too funny!
If you have school yet tomorrow, I'd highly recommend you try it! The kids loved it!