I still remember April Fool's Day when I was a fourth grader. A reading comprehension worksheet went out to the class, and in minutes, we were all dumbfounded. The story and questions were incomprehensible, written in complete gibberish. But our teacher went along with the joke. We had a half hour to finish it, and it was going to be worth a substantial amount of points. Plus, we've also added some more general resources for using humor to reach students.
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Michigan teen targeted in homecoming 'prank' gets last laugh - CNN
More Videos Bullied teen speaks out on homecoming prank Story highlights Classmates pick teen as female representative of sophomore class royalty The year-old later learns they picked her as a joke "I'm like, 'Wow, I feel like trash,'" Whitney Kropp says She decides to attend the homecoming anyway, prompting an outpouring of support. A Michigan teen is making the most of a homecoming prank that she says left her feeling suicidal. Whitney Kropp, a self-described outcast with just a handful of close friends at Ogemaw Heights High School, was picked to be the female representative of the sophomore class royalty. It certainly came as a shock. But hours later, the year-old learned classmates voted for her as a joke.
Michigan teen targeted in homecoming 'prank' gets last laugh
Parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means protecting them or pushing them to face their fears. By Benoit Denizet-Lewis. It was a lot to handle, but Jake — the likable, hard-working oldest sibling in a suburban North Carolina family — was the kind of teenager who handled things. Though he was not prone to boastfulness, the fact was he had never really failed at anything.
More Videos Bullied teen shines at homecoming Story highlights The teen was thrust into the spotlight after her peers nominated her for homecoming court as a prank She attended coronation Friday night surrounded by cheering fans "I'm so happy -- this is so much right now for me," she says.