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An April Fools’ Teacher Adventure

I LOVE April Fools’ Day as a teacher.  It’s a busy time of year, so I haven’t done pranks every year, but it is SO much fun when I do.

Unfortunately (or not), April Fools’ Day was on a Saturday this year.  Did that stop me?

Nope.

I didn’t do anything to big or that required too much pre-planning. In fact, I didn’t start planning until the night before, and only found some of my materials the day of.  Here’s the play-by-play:

Girls Bible:  I gave them a word search that was SUPPOSEDLY related to our current study of Esther.  In reality, I had printed off a word search that didn’t contain actual words, and then just made copies with “Esther Word Search” covering the original title, and names and places from the book of Esther covering the original list of words.  The girls worked for a good little bit before they figured it out.

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Social media and the impact on teenagers

I love social media. I love that it makes the world a smaller place, that through technology we can keep up with events and with people from all over the world. I went to a college in my home state where a large percentage of students were not from that same state. Upon graduation, many—in fact, probably most—of my friends of four years ended up in other states, and places far from me. Social media has allowed me to remain connected to them.

Social media also allows us to build relationships with people we never could otherwise. Through platforms like Twitter and blogging, users can connect with people from all over the world with same or varied interests. It’s really an incredible world we live in today.

However, despite the love I have for social media, I feel strongly about the negative impact it can have on today’s youth, and I don’t think I will ever stop speaking out about it.

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