To make you smile

A 1stgrade 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
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6 Responses to To make you smile

  1. Ellen says:

    My goodness, this is so good! nr. 22 is so nowadays.

  2. Laura says:

    aside from the fact that #26 (the last one) to me, is horrifying that a FIRST GRADER (age 6 – 7) would come up with that answer…. these are hilarious.

    Josh is about 6 1/2. I’m thinking of writing these down and asking his answers – see how they compare with the answers given. If I do – and his answers are good, I’ll let you know.

    • Joy says:

      Yes Laura, that would be neat. Let us know what he says if you ask him. Hopefully not many kids this age would answer like #26 did.

  3. pammy wammy says:

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  4. Nikki says:

    These are GREAT!!! #24 cracked me up!

  5. joz1234 says:

    Okay, I tried these on my almost 6 year old…needless to say he’s not old enough to do it. BOO! It would have been cute. Laura, you should definitely do it with Josh. These were quite funny! loved quite a few. You can tell a lot of the experiences of these little people.

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