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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

April Fools' Day

Are you looking for a funny joke to play on your students on April Fools' Day? I found this one on Pinterest and thought it was hilarious!

Tell your students that if they work really hard, quietly, and everyone does a great job you will reward them with brownies.  Show them a cookie sheet covered with tin foil. Pretend to smell it and say, "Yum, yum, so good!"

Then sometime during the day reward your students with " Brown Es."  Ha, Ha, Ha!  Pretty funny!

If you click on the picture it will take you to the original site.

Then I read the book, It's April Fools' Day!, by Steven Kroll to the class. Even though it is out of print it is available through amazon sellers. Please click on the picture to the link.

Book summary.
"On April Fools' Day, Alice gets tired of Horace's pranks and teaches him that good friends can have fun together without mean tricks."

Happy Easter and Happy April Fools' Day!
I will taking a break from my blog during spring break next week.  But then I'll be back.
Take Care,

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Simple Answers

I love simple answers to problems.

How do you keep your school issued black stapler from disappearing when coworkers borrow it and don't bring it back? Then you have to go looking for it if you want it back.

The answer is simple. Decorate it with stickers. Teachers comment on lovely it is and for some reason it becomes more valuable and they say, "I'll make sure to return it.  It's so cute!" (And they do!)

Spring is on its way! Yay!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Planting Seeds

Students love planting seeds and so do I. But sometimes the weather does not cooperate and it takes so long for the seeds to germinate.

I came across this neat idea on the blog The Home School Scientist that I am going to try. After you have finished planting the seeds, place them in a box and cover the top and sides with plastic wrap. It creates a greenhouse-effect to hold in moisture and heat to help the seeds to grow.

Looks like a great idea!  Please click on the picture below to find the link.

Happy Planting!