March 24, 2009

Wisdom Of The...First Graders



This is an email making the rounds, but just in case you haven't seen it, I thought I would post it here..it's just too good, not to share!


A first grade school teacher had twenty-six students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom the 1st half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb.

It's hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are first-graders, 6-year-olds, because the last one is a classic!

1.
Don't change horses-----until they stop running.

2.
Strike while the-----bug is close.

3.
It's always darkest before-----Daylight Saving Time.

4.
Never underestimate the power of-----termites.

5.
You can lead a horse to water but-----How?

6.
Don't bite the hand that-----looks dirty.

7.
No news is-----impossible

8.
A miss is as good as a-----Mr.

9.
You can't teach an old dog new-----Math

10.
If you lie down with dogs, you'll-----stink in the morning.

11.
Love all, trust-----Me.

12.
The pen is mightier than the-----pigs.

13.
An idle mind is-----the best way to relax.

14.
Where there's smoke there's-----pollution

15.
Happy the bride who-----gets all the presents.

16.
A penny saved is-----not much.

17.
Two's company, three's-----the Musketeers.

18.
Don't put off till tomorrow what-----you put on to go to bed.

19.
Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and-----You have to blow your nose.

20.
There are none so blind as-----Stevie Wonder.

21.
Children should be seen and not-----spanked or grounded.

22.
If at first you don't succeed-----get new batteries.

23.
You get out of something only what you-----See in the picture on the box

24.
When the blind lead the blind-----get out of the way.

25.
A bird in the hand-----is going to poop on you.


And the WINNER and last one!

26.
Better late than-----Pregnant

9 comments:

Donald Douglas said...

"Don't bite the hand that-----looks dirty."

But they're all good!

povertyflatsusa said...

Jan, these are priceless treasures. And I have no trouble seeing six year old Hurricane Hailey right in the middle. Thanks for a great start to my day. DM

Countryview Woodcrafts said...

Hi Jan,

these were great, all of them, but you were right the last one is a dandy!!

thank you for coming by Roxi and My blogs, we really appreciate your knid words of encouragement and understanding.

Hope you have a great day,
Bill

Jan said...

Donald..I kinda like the one about not changing horses while they're still running!

That is one smart kid! :)

Jan said...

DM..I had to laugh about what you said about Hailey!

I'm glad you enjoyed reading them..some of them were pretty clever, don't you think?

Jan said...

Bill..believe me, it is my pleasure to come by yours and Roxie's blogs. I always enjoy reading them.

I think the answers by the kids were pretty cute..but some of them are just way too mature for their tender little ages. :)

Roxi said...

Amen, Jan. I needed to laugh thank you so much. I am glad that you posted those. I am still sitting here chuckling. My fave was the "bird in the hand" one. Kids are so funny and wise. I wish that we could get away with saying clever things like that. Us, as adults, put way too much thought into things and worry about what people might think. Thank you so much for the kind words and have a great night. Roxi

morrisao said...

Hehe, whoever said "Out of the mouths of babes" knew what they were talking about..

Some classics in there.

Jan said...

Morris..that's for sure! :)