Friday, 1 April 2011

April Fool?

Does anyone have any good April Fool stories to share?  I'm pretty sure that I haven't been hoodwinked today but only time will tell!
Some of the girls at our school tried playing pranks, one of the more successful ones was when our deputy head (who is also a language teacher) went to teach her Year 9 class and they were all sitting there silently.  Arms crossed.  Not a murmur from anyone.  Much as we would like to think that this is how all Year 9 classes are anyway, trust me, they are not!  She was very suspicious.  Started the class, asked a question and then one of the girls in the front row held up a card which said 'I am on a sponsored silence'.  Then the next girl did the same, and the next - until the whole class were holding up signs.  She was almost taken in, until one of the girls couldn't stop herself from grinning and the penny dropped ....!
Not so successful were the girls who thought it would be fun to send their parents a prank text at break time saying there had been 'an incident at the school, but don't worry I am ok'.  Followed a little later with one that said 'April Fool!'.   We had a call from a frantic parent who was at work, had been in a meeting when the first text came through and in the time between that and the one they sent 5 minutes later the battery on her phone died .   She came out of her meeting, saw the phone needed charging, plugged it in, and the first message flashed up.  Can you imagine?! 
Well, tomorrow is the Eclectic Keepsakes crop and I have bags to pack, photos to print, sandwiches to make.  Ooooh I wonder what flavour cup cake it will be this month?  I think we will be learning different ways to make flowers etc to decorate a linen bag, big enough to transport 12 x 12 pages and papers.  That could be a lot of flowers!  So, thimbles at the ready .....

8 comments:

Gem's Crafts said...

I loved the story about the sponsored silence! I got caught out by my boss this morning with a story about bacon sandwiches. It only took me a couple of hours to figure out it was all a joke!!!

JO SOWERBY said...

thanx for ur really lovely comment on my blgo yesterday, it made me feel very proud. i was talking with my colleagues today about the spaghetti tree April fools joke from many years ago.
Jo xxx

scrappyjacky said...

The sponsered silence is pretty good,I think....though I have taught some classes where I'd have been very happy if they were sponsered to be silent!!
I also remember the spaghetti tree one Jo mentioned.

humel said...

I once taught a class which actually was doing a sponsored silence, it was *fab!* They were Y9 girls funnily enough...

My Dad once texted me a joke about something local to us, but my phone didn't recognise his number and as The Doctor was working near the supposed incident at the time I was NOT impressed!

Rachel B said...

Oh dear! I bet that the young lady was in big trouble when she got home!

Someone announced on facebook that they had won big on a scratchcard, haven't actually found out if this is real or not - so sceptical yesterday! :)

alexa said...

Love the sponsored silence ... Though I might have played along, had I been the teacher for an hour's peace and quiet! DH's workplace send an email to everyone yesterday saying they'd employed a colour consultant and a fung shui expert to come in and revamp the entire office, and they'd all be receiving instructions about what to wear etc. Took him a few minutes!

Cheri said...

no fools here. I'm glad for that. I'm much too gullible anyway!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Loving that sponsored silence story! he he he!!