Out Of The Mouths Of 1st Graders

I find it truely fascinating when I discover little tidbits about today’s youth. Recently, a first grade teacher quizzed her students on proverbial phrases. She began by handing each of her 26 pupils a slip with half of a popular saying and asked them to complete it. I was amazed at the number I did not known…..

1. Don’t change horses……………………………..until they stop running
2. It’s always darkest before……………………… Daylight Saving Time (true)
3. You can lead a horse to water but……………..How?
4. Don’t bite the hand that………………………….looks dirty (very wise)
5. If you lie down with dogs, you’ll…………………stink in the morning (don’t know that one)
6. An idle mind is……………………………………..the best way to relax (don’t I know it)
7. Where there’s smoke there’s……………………..pollution
8. Happy the bride who……………………………….gets all the presents (what about the groom?)
9. A penny saved………………………………………is not much (so true…. and won’t get you much gas for your car, either)
10. Two’s company, three’s…………………………..the Musketeer‘s
11. Laugh and the world laughs
with you, cry and………………………………………you have to blow your nose
12. There are none so blind as…………………….. Stevie Wonder (surprised 1st graders know who Stevie Wonder is)
13. Children should be seen and not…………………spanked or grounded
14. When the blind lead the blind……………………get out of the way
15. A bird in the hand………………………………….is going to poop on you (HAHAHA)

I came across this insightful tidbit while glancing at our copy of “Now Hear This” the newsletter from Kenwood Hearing Center in Toledo, Ohio.

3 thoughts on “Out Of The Mouths Of 1st Graders”

  1. yes very insightful. I have gotten some of these as forwards… maybe I’ll look them up and post them – they’re pretty entertaining… thanks

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