April Pick 3 Pinterest Linky

Hey Friends! Happy April! Did you play any fun pranks on your students this year? Since the “brownie” trick spread through my school like wild fire last year, I had to blow some dust off of my good, old-fashioned following directions test this year. You know the one that says to read all the directions first, and then the last question informs them that they don’t actually have to complete the test? Would you believe that all but ONE of my students fell for that trick? Yikes.

It’s time for the Pick 3 Pinterest Party! Big thanks to Inspired Owl’s Corner, Pawsitively Teaching, and Just Reed for hosting this fun monthly link up!

Here is what I am eyeing up for the month of April!

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How about these seed-starting pots? You may remember the Pinterest fail I had last year when I planted seeds in ice cream cones! Ha ha. This looks like a nice alternative. I’m going to start collecting the toilet paper tubes this week so we can cut and fold the bottoms before Earth Day on April 22nd!

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I just love, love, love this testing anxiety idea from Ideas by Jivey! The students write all their worries on paper and then cut them up into tiny pieces. What a great way to get rid of the fear! I am definitely adding this to my plans for Friday! 

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Then, wouldn’t it be fun to recycle those tiny shreds of paper? This is the easiest method of paper recycling that I could find. I have always wanted to make paper with my students. Now, thanks to state testing, I have a good reason to give it a try! The directions call for a few small wooden picture frames and some wire screen. Those should be easy to find. If this project comes to fruition, I’ll let you know how it goes!

If you are looking for some more April inspiration, check out what others have picked for the month of April! The April Pick 3 Pinterest Linky is open through the end of the month. All are invited to link up below and join in the fun!

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  1. Patty Rutenbar
    April 3, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    I love all three of your ideas. That worry bag would work good in the teacher's lounge too.Second In Line

  2. Inspired Owl
    April 3, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    Thank you for sharing your pins! I love the biodegradable planters. I love the idea of of tearing up your worries! I'm so glad I don't have to give "The Test" this week since I teach second. I don't miss that at all! Thank you for always sharing your great pins and linking up with us! :)

  3. In Transition 678
    April 3, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    Love the recycled pots, great idea. And, the test anxiety slips is a winner. Have a lovely Sunday!

  4. Ashley Reed
    April 3, 2016 / 3:14 pm

    Toilet paper planters!! GENIUS! Thanks for linking up with us!!

  5. Barbara
    April 3, 2016 / 4:45 pm

    Oh my goodness, I just read your ice cream cone post. That's hilarious and something I wouldn't have thought of either. Good luck with the toilet rolls.

  6. Pawsitively Teaching
    April 3, 2016 / 5:30 pm

    Love the toilet paper planter idea! Thanks for sharing such great ideas!

  7. Michelle Sanchez
    April 4, 2016 / 1:21 am

    I love the shredded test worries idea! I am going to put that in my bag of tricks for my son when he starts testing next year! Thank you so much for sharing.

  8. Melissa Yglesias
    April 4, 2016 / 3:56 pm

    I loved the link to making recycled paper! I did this a few years ago with my 3rd graders and although it was messy, we had a blast! The best part was seeing the students excitement as they each got their own piece of "homemade" recycled paper. I think that's a keeper for Earth Day. Thanks for sharing:0) Melissa

  9. ithappenedin3rd
    April 6, 2016 / 12:35 pm

    I wish I had seen the test bag before we finished testing! Oh well, great idea for next year!

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