Do you like a lighthearted and fun prank? Do you have students that enjoy a good laugh? Are you looking for a way to celebrate April Fool’s Day? Were were always struggling with ways to prank our students in a fun and caring way, and we’ve come up with a few great ones over the past few years. Continue Reading
Just for Fun
Teachers out there know that smell…the new crayon. It’s still perfect. It still has all its paper wrapping and is perfectly pointy. It hasn’t rubbed up against other crayons and gotten dirty. It hasn’t been dropped on the floor, or broken in half or left in the lost and found bin with a bunch of broken crayons. And if you close your eyes and take a whiff of that new crayon, you can still transport yourself back to your childhood. For teachers, the crayon smell is a high. For students, not so much.
We love to eavesdrop on our students for the pure joy of hearing them say something we can post online (usually out of context for a greater laugh). Our students are clever, funny and make the daily grind so worth it.
This year we’ve taken our top ten overheard quotes and are going to tell you the story behind the quote. These ten got the most likes and comments on Instagram in 2016. Be ready to laugh!
Do you want to read more? Check out all of our other overheard quotes and feel free to pass them along to your friends who need a laugh.
Ninjas are thrifty and we like to reuse as much as possible, so here are our top five ways to reuse your back to school gear and save some money at the same time.
Repurpose your old borders and signs. You probably have some of those old borders or signs that are looking tattered or faded. Try cutting out the little pictures (or better yet have some older students volunteer their time) to reuse. We use these little pictures for all kinds of things: game pieces, name tags, labels and my personal favourite-classroom sign out.
Sometimes us teachers could use a hand keeping things under control in the classroom. Even better, us teaching ninjas need to use our time effectively, so here are our FIVE best ideas for million dollar apps that someone NEEDS to create!
- Automute: Turn the sound off on any students overusing their precious voices. It could also be used on spouses widening the market.
It might be obvious. We can’t be good at everything, right?
Yeah, we are not good at clip art. It’s not that we’re trying to create clip art specifically to sell. We simply wanted to create a few pieces we just couldn’t find, so we gave it a try.
One ninja may have peed herself laughing at the other ninja’s work. Continue Reading
Do you need a simple, easy, quick and painless way to have fun pranking your students for April Fool’s Day? Here is a little something just for you that won’t end up having students in tears or parents beating down your door. Continue Reading
Sometimes it’s the students that do the teaching. Case and point…
Our class was designing a game to play during our gym class. They were working in small groups. One little boy was in a group with two girls and sat patiently listening to the girls talk back and forth about how the game should work. When they had finished talking, he Continue Reading