thank you for the funny answers

Thank you for the hubble, bubble, toilet trouble,

The capital of Germany is G,

Thank you for your mixed up dates,

Lego bricks from 1850,

Horse and carriages in 2010,

And thank you for reminding me

That Jk Rowling was the writer

Of Wide Sargasso Sea.

I love the funny answers that kids come out with on tests and in books. Today I read one of their test papers and I was informed that the fastest Channel swim was 34 minutes. You can’t even get across on a ferry in under an hour so I would have loved to see that swimmer. He must have had an outboard motor attached to him.

I know that as a teacher I shouldn’t laugh at the funny things kids say (and I promise I’d never laugh in front of them) but they do come out with some really great lines. I think that given all the crap teachers need to put up with, a little laugh behind closed doors can be forgiven.

Much Love

Rachel xx

4 thoughts on “thank you for the funny answers

  1. Margot Kinberg

    Some of what students write (and say!) is really funny, isn’t it? As you say, it’s important not to poke fun or make students feel ‘less.’ But I’ve had a couple of good laughs over the years…

  2. crispina kemp

    I remember my teacher in Junior School feel off his chair laughing at an essay I’d written. But I didn’t mind at all. For that afternoon, it made me the star. (And it was history, medieval, my subject note).

  3. Greg Dennison

    I once heard a story of a teacher who had a typo on an assignment and it said “Draw the ggraph.” A student raised his hand and pointed to the word ggraph, and asked, “What is this word?” The teacher, tired of dumb questions, said, “Come on. What do you think it says?”

    So the student drew a giraffe.

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