Oh boy, I’m not looking forward to all of the silly jokes my kids are going to try and pull on me today but such is the life of a teacher and by the end of the day I may even have one or two good stories to tell. Well I already have a few but they’re not mine, they’re my uncle’s. My uncle taught school for well forever LOL ok not quite but I’m pretty sure he passed 30 years and a lot of those years were at the junior high level. He pulled some pretty fabulous pranks on students through the years on April 1st. Sending a student to the library to get books one of which was Gullible’s Travels, sending a student to the PE teacher to get a “girl’s left handed baton” (I think that’s what it was) and of course no such thing exists but hey.
It’s funny because I had always heard you had to be crazy to teach middle school/junior high and my uncle just confirmed that for me. Naturally when I earned my degree and began to teach I wanted nothing to do with that age level so of course that’s exactly where I ended up, I spent 9 years teaching middle school and loved almost every minute of it. It was a blast, the kids were so much fun at that age. I’m back in elementary now and as I look for classroom positions to apply for next year it’s hard to decide if I’d rather end up in elementary or middle school. I love them both for different reasons. Hmm it seems I’ve gotten way off track, not a surprise for me really but here I go off to school to see just what jokes and tricks get pulled on me and to see if I can maybe pull a few myself. 😉 Happy April Fool’s Day!