WISDOM OF CHILDREN

cartoon0208A first grade teacher was having trouble with one of her 6-year-old students. One day, she asked Johnny what his problem with her class was and he replied; “I’m too smart for the first grade. My sister is in the third grade and I’m smarter than she is too”! The teacher’s response was to immediately take little Johnny to the principal’s office.

After listening to the teacher carefully, the principal told her that he would give Johnny an oral test and that if he failed to answer any question correctly, he will go right back to the first grade & be quiet. Satisfied, the teacher and Johnny both agreed.

Principal; “How much is 3 X 3?”

Johnny; “9”

Principal; “And how much is 6 X 6”?

Johnny; “36”

It went on like that for quite some time and for every single question the principal asked, Johnny answered correctly. Finally, after about an hour the principal told the teacher; “I see no reason Johnny should stay in the first grade when it is obvious that he should be in the third grade. I’ll start the paperwork right away”.

The teacher quickly asked him if she could ask Johnny further questions. The principal and Johnny both agreed.

Teacher; “What does a cow have 4 of that I have only 2 of?”

Johnny; “Legs.”

Teacher; “What do you have in your pants that I don’t have?” The principal gasped~ but before he could stop Johnny from answering, Johnny says; “Pockets.”

Teacher; “What does a dog do that a man steps into?”

Johnny; “Pants.”

Teacher; “What starts with ‘F’, ends with ‘K’ and means a lot of excitement?”

Johnny; “Firetruck.”

The teacher’s jaw dropped and the principal breathed a big sigh of relief before quickly telling the teacher; “Put Johnny in the Fifth grade! I just got the last 4 questions wrong, myself!!!”

 

Indeed, Definitely smarter than Common Core! ~JGT

 

 

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