I spent the entire day lying to my students yesterday.
Me: "OH my GOSH!! What are THOSE?! Who did THIS? What HAPPENED?"
Students: "You did it! You did it!"
Me: "It was like this when I came in this morning!"
Students: "NOOOO! You did it!"
Me: "I didn't! Look! Footprints! Who's are those?"
Students: "A clover's"
Me: "ummm...you mean a Leprechaun's?"
Me: "What did he leave you?"
Students: "GOLD! He left us GOLD! Look! He walked on the tables! Hahaha silly Leprechaun! Look! A note! Read it to us!"
Me: "Dear lads and lassies, top of the mornin' to ya. I hope you don't mind the bit o'mess I left for ya. Hope you have a lucky day! Mr. Leprechaun."
Every adult who came into our class yesterday got bombarded with the story of how the Leprechaun visited our classroom. Each time they told the story it became more exaggerated.
Students: "And then he flew across the floor because he has wings and scratched up the Promethean Board (I have no idea where that came from) and then he drove home in his car. Because he lives next to the school."
It was fun to see my students so excited and so very gullible.
It was such a beautiful day that we even made an excuse to walk around the playground...because tomorrow we could have ten inches of snow.