Saturday, December 12, 2009

First-grade students' proverbs

The following list of proverbs was sent to me by our main campus Institute for the Development and Enrichment for Advanced Learners (IDEAL).  I have worked with IDEAL on several occasions to provide opportunities for our pipeline students at a local high school.  The list made me chuckle, and I wanted to pass on some of the proverbs for your weekend amusement.

The proverbs were written by a group of first graders.  Their teacher gave the children the first half of the proverb and asked them to complete the rest creatively.  Here are some of the versions they came up with for their list:

  • Better be safe than..........punch a fifth grader.
  • Never underestimate the power of..........termites.
  • No news is..........impossible.
  • A miss is as good as a...........Mr.
  • An idle mind is..........the best way to relax.
  • Happy the bride that..........gets all the presents.
  • Where there's smoke, there's..........pollution.
  • A penny saved is..........not much.
  • Two's company, three's.........the Musketeers.
  • Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and..........you have to blow your nose.
  • Children should be seen and not..........spanked or grounded.

Have a wonderful weekend.  (Amy Jarmon)

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