Thursday, June 21, 2007

Great finishes to common proverbs

A teacher collected well known proverbs. She gave each child in her class the first half of a proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb.It's hard to believe these were actually done by grade one kids ("6" year-olds):

Strike while the .......................... .insect is close.
Never underestimate the power of............ants.
Don't bite the hand that. ................ ....looks dirty.
Better to be safe than............... .......punch a grade 7 boy.
If you lie down with dogs, you'll..... ......stink in the morning.
It's always darkest before............. ......Daylight-saving Time.
You can lead a horse to water but.... .......how?
No news is.......................... ........impossible.
A miss is as good as a................. .....Mr.
You can't teach an old dog new....... .......maths.
Love all, trust..................... ........me.
The pen is mightier than the........... .....pigs.
An idle mind is........................ .....the best way to relax.
Where there's smoke there's.......... .......pollution.
Happy the bride who..................... ....gets all the presents.
A penny saved is...... ............ ..........not much.
Two's company, three's............... .......the Musketeers.
Don't put off till tomorrow what........ ....you put on to go to bed
Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and..........you have to blow your nose.
There are none so blind as........... .......Stevie Wonder.
Children should be seen and not......... ....smacked or grounded.
If at first you don't succeed........... .....get new batteries.
You get out of something only what you.. ....see in the picture on the box.
When the blind leadeth the blind....... .....get out of the way.

12 comments:

a_akak said...

Thats good :)

The answers are so pure and innocent, if you ask someone who is around 16-18 and give them the same things to complete i can assure you they will be different and much more cynical

Fe Aman Allah

lostkitty said...

Looooooooooooooooooooool!!!

I swear I may be headed back towards liking children! This is so funny and their answers are nice and innocent. I like that!

Cute.

Ever The Idealist said...

sweetness thats so cool

Love all,trust.................me.

Anonymous said...

White Af? Sometimes you really surprise me with your stuff lol
Great idea wallahi, lol
But I picked 2 that I consider the best … ( please don’t ask why or even how lol …I just love them )
“ You can lead a horse to water but.... .......how?” … lol, poor kids …. Seriously, but how ????? lol
or this one “ No news is.......................... ........impossible.”
they hear Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Libya even, and you ask them “ No news is ????????”
of course it is impossible lol

you know something?
sometimes kids think more clearly than adults
anyway … I liked your stuff … keep the machine rolling lol ( & stop climbing trees for god sake lol … I saw the pic LOL )
cof
( wallahi I didn’t expect to laugh that much )

Native said...

lool
That was brilliant and funny and inncocent. and sooo cute
I like it

PH said...

That was so funny, did students really answer like that or is it just a joke?

white african said...

akak its true what you said, i hav en urge to ask a bunch of teens for there answers, i may just do that this sat circle.

lost kitty your welcome hun, glad you enjoye dit banana

ever i know know, how can you not love me sis :)

cof its true how do you lead a horse to water lol, i like stuff like this, rweminds us of the truthfullness of children.

i love trees cof i cant not help climbing them :)

native your welcome hun :)

ph apparently its true, there answers are pretty good

Anglo-Libyan said...

very funny & clever, I liked them all but my favourite is this one:

"If you lie down with dogs, you'll..... ......stink in the morning". :o)

white african said...

welcome back anglo and glad you had a good time :)

i also liked that one, it actually made me laugh out loud.

AbdiNassir said...

These are really nice proverbs worth of memorization!

MaySoon said...

LOOOOOL Smart answers!

Thanks for sharing WA that was really funny...

white african said...

abdi im liking the kids version alot more, clever kids :)

your welcome maysoon :)