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  • jdbransky
  • Newgookin

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    • September 09, 2016, 01:41:23 am
    • CA, USA
April Fools' ideas
« on: March 07, 2018, 08:32:50 am »
I work at a girls middle school. The week of March 26th-30th I want to do an April Fools' lesson for 1st grade (low English). I'm looking for an activity that could take 15-20 minutes.

What I have already:
-Fake spelling test ("15% of their final grades")
-Intro/history/examples of pranks
-Vocab (prank, mischief, fool, etc.)
-Crossword

I thought about create-your-own-prank but the 1st graders' English might be too low. Another option could be trivia -- but about what?

I'll post the intro PPT after I finish it.


Re: April Fools' ideas
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2018, 09:25:17 am »
One year I gave my classes a wordsearch that didn't actually have any of the words in it. It took the kids quite a while to catch on. The did not think it was funny. I, on the other hand, was highly amused.


  • jimwall5
  • Veteran

    • 166

    • March 03, 2014, 07:49:56 pm
    • Korea
Re: April Fools' ideas
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2018, 10:54:33 am »
I made an April fools' lesson that worked pretty well. http://www.waygook.org/index.php?topic=105436.msg694860#msg694860
I did a fake speaking test with some ridiculous questions and got one student to pick a random one and stopped them just before they started reading.
Another one was making an emotional video of my time at the school and saying it was my last day... this is risky as the girls' at the middle school sort of faked an "ah that's so sad" whereas some of the boys were like "Oh, is the next teacher a girl".
Anyway good luck.


  • jdbransky
  • Newgookin

    • 4

    • September 09, 2016, 01:41:23 am
    • CA, USA
Re: April Fools' ideas
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2018, 01:14:30 pm »
Here's what I have. A lot of it is stolen, thanks to jimwall. Crossword puzzle isn't made yet.


Re: April Fools' ideas
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2018, 03:13:37 pm »
Thank you for sharing.