I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Harmless April Fools Fun

April Fools...As a teacher, it's always a challenge to pull a believable (yet harmless) prank - especially with middle school students.

So, yesterday, when I was rearranging desks, I decided to swipe all the chairs...

and put them in the art room across the hall.

When the first students walked in, they came right back out to the hall - "Miss Foyle, we have a problem!"
"What is that?" I asked (as innocently as possible).

Student: "Our chairs are gone."
Me: "You have no chairs?! Oh man, they must have moved the stacks yesterday when I switched your desks. Well, it looks like you'll have to stand until I can find them."

And so, they stood for the remainder of homeroom. "Just sit down," I told them, to which they replied, "We can't!" (Ha ha.) They would have continued to stand for all of advisory, but my coworker gave me away when the students were trying to relay our problem to him. He raised his eyebrows at me, and I couldn't keep it together. (Shucks.)

It was fun while it lasted. Harmless. Believable. Fun.

On another note, check out how the 6th grade door decoration turned out - the theme is the 3 pillars of Lent:

1 comment:

  1. she did an awesome job on the door!

    and you did well not to laugh with the prank- i definitely would have...