Sometimes we don’t give kids enough credit for how they can see the world with such a unique perspective. Children may not know as much as most adults, but they seem to have a clarity about things that most adults lose over time. While we as adults squabble over minor details, kids have the ability to focus on finding the most simple solutions.
Few people understand this more than teachers, who have a daily front-row seat for kids coming up with some of the funniest and most creative ways to look at all topics. Here are a couple of jokes in which teachers ask their students a question and get unexpected answers.
TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North America.
MARIA: Here it is.
TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America?
TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.
TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell “crocodile?”
TEACHER: No, that’s wrong.
GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.
TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
TEACHER: What are you talking about?
DONALD: Yesterday you said it’s H to 0.
TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn’t have ten years ago.
TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
GLEN: Well, I’m a lot closer to the ground than you are.
TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with “I.”
MILLIE: I is.
TEACHER: No, Millie. Always say, “I am.”
MILLIE: Alright. “I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.”
TEACHER: George Washington not only chopped down his father’s cherry tree, but also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn’t punish him?
LOUIS: Because George still had the axe in his hand.
TEACHER: Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
SIMON: No sir, I don’t have to, my Mom is a good cook.
TEACHER: Clyde, your composition on “My Dog” is exactly the same as your brother’s. Did you copy his?
CLYDE: No, sir. It’s the same dog.
TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD: A teacher.
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