Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Currently & April Fools

Happy April!

A new month has begun, which means it's time for a...Currently!

I think most of my Currently is pretty self-explanatory, but I do want to share my April Fools' prank! I found this awesome word search from Sweet Rhyme & Pure Reason. A word search with words that you will never be able to find! Classic.

PLC meetings were today. My grade-level's PLC meeting is 15 minutes after our morning recess, so I figured I would have just enough downtime to pull this prank. I told that kiddos that in the spirit of a new month, I had a new word search for them to complete while we wait for the substitute to arrive so I can go to my meeting. I told them that this word search was going to be more challenging that the ones they get to do during Daily Five time, but to work with partners and try their best. Watching the kids try to find a word was pretty hilarious, especially the commentary that came with it. 

"This is really hard!"
"I wish I had glasses so I can see the words!"
"This must be a trick!"
"I found the word fun! But fun isn't on the list!"

You would have to be there, but it was pretty funny to watch. Once the substitute arrived, I asked the class if anyone was able to find a word. No one raised their hand, of course. So right before I left, I was like "well everyone....APRIL FOOLS!!!" The classroom just erupted after that! The kids were especially excited when I told them to take the word search home to use as a trick at home. And then I left for my PLC meeting. :)

If you had school today, did you play any pranks at school today? What were they? Leave a comment and share! I would love to hear your April Fools story! :)


  1. Sounds like a great April Fools prank! I have seen several people using that word search today. Too cute! I feel you on needing a massage, too. I am currently on Spring Break and went to D.C. for a few days. We walked 30 miles and over 100 flights of stairs in 3 days!!! I was so exhausted by the end of the trip.
    Adventures of a Schoolmarm

  2. I love the idea of a word search for a prank! That was brilliant! I will be keeping that in mind for next year : )

  3. I did prank mine! I drew lines randomly on my face with eyeliner. Every time they told me something was on my face I laughed and said "I know you are trying to trick me for April Fools" and then at the end of the day when I picked them up from specials I had drawn a curly mustache. They laughed so hard- it was cute.

  4. Love that prank! I wish I could have seen their faces when you said "April Fools!"

    Miss Woodward's Class