From our past. June 3rd 2005 – First Grade Proverbs.

Yet another email sent to me … This one i tested out on my child.. who was at the time 6 years old 🙂

A first grade teacher had twenty-five students in her class and she presented each child in her class the first 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 these keep in mind that these are first graders, 6-year-olds, because the last one is classic! **the original answers that came with the email are normal text, the bold answers are from Pud not bad replys seeing as i sprung this on her and she cant read what it says and i doubt if shes heard many of the sayings… go Pud!!

1. Don’t change horses……………..until they stop running…. PUD

2. Strike while the…………….bug is close…. HORSE HAS HUMOUR

3. It’s always darkest before………Daylight Saving Time…. THE SUN RISES

4. Never underestimate the power of…….. termites…. JUPITER

5. You can lead a horse to water but ……… how?… DONT FEED IT

6. Don’t bite the hand that………………. Looks dirty…. IS OF A HUMAN

7. No news is………………..impossible…. GOOD KNOWING

8. A miss is as good as a…………………… Mr…. DONKEY

9. You can’t teach an old dog new …………… math…. LESSONS

10. If you lie down with dogs, you’ll…….. stink in the morning…. WILL GET BITTEN

11. Love all, trust…………me…. YOU MUST BE THE ONE

12. The pen is mightier than the ………………. pigs…. HORSE [hehe yes it makes sense ]

13. An idle mind is……………………the best way to relax…. A CAPTION

14. Where there’s smoke there’s ……………. pollution…. A CHIMNEY

15. Happy the bride who…………………….gets all the presents…. IS MUM

16. A penny saved is…………………… Not much…. A COIN

17. Two’s company, three’s…………….. The Musketeers…. THE HAPPYNESS OF JOY

18. Don’t put off till tomorrow what…. you put on to go to bed…. DO YOU SAY IF I DO

19. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and…….you have to blow your nose…. THE WHOLE WORLD CRYS WITH YOU

20. There are none so blind as……………….. Stevie Wonder…. HUMAN BEINGS THAT ARE BLIND

21. Children should be seen and not……….. spanked or grounded…. BE LIKE POOR PEOPLE

22. If at first you don’t succeed………………… Get new batteries…. YOU WILL BE SURVIVING

23. You get out of something only what you…….. see in the picture on the box…. CAN DO

24. When the blind lead the blind ………get out of the way…. WE WILL ALL BE HAPPY And the WINNER and last one!

25. Better late than…………pregnant…. SENSE OF HUMOUR 😀 i dont quite get her last answer hehe but then she didnt understand the question and i didnt want to influence her answer, so i said just say the first thing you think of…. Had me in stitches most of it… Kids eh? I think i learnt something! 😀 Enjoy!

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