Reflection: Joy April Fools Day....they'll believe anything! - Section 2: Application


I had a great time with this lesson.  Knowing the kids would come into the classroom ready to play jokes (I found a rubber spider under my stapler,) I wrote the date as March 32nd and mixed up the schedule.  I wanted them to think that was my joke for the day.

We began the morning with a different type of warm up- they had to answer a rather odd question in paragraph form about what they'd rather do: Work with unique crops, or discover rare wildlife.  This was followed by the April Fools videos, which I told them they'd be comparing and contrasting using Double Bubble Maps, so everything seemed like a regular lesson.

The moment I let them in on the joke (a few were suspicious after the Flying Penguins...) everyone had a good laugh, although some were upset that spaghetti really doesn't grow on trees.  Just a fun way to begin the day.


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April Fools Day....they'll believe anything!

Unit 15: We're Always Writing Something!
Lesson 8 of 11

Objective: TSWBAT write an opinion piece about April Fools Day videos without knowing the joke is on them.

Big Idea: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt. ~Abraham Lincoln

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