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!

1. Don’t change horses……until they stop running.
2. Strike while the………bug is close.
3. It’s always darkest before……Daylight Saving Time.
4. Never underestimate the power of ……. termites.
5. You can lead a horse to water but ……… how?
6. Don’t bite the hand that …………. .looks dirty.
7. No news is………………………..impossible.
8. A miss is as good as a ……………… .Mr.
9. You can’t teach an old dog new ………….. math
10. If you lie down with dogs, you’ll …..stink in the morning.
11. Love all, trust ……………………………..me.
12. The pen is mightier than the ……………… pigs
13. An idle mind is……….the best way to relax.
14. Where there’s smoke there’s ………………pollution.
15. Happy the bride who………..gets all the presents.
16. A penny saved is ……………………. not much.
17. Two’s company, three’s ………. …..the Musketeers.
18. Don’t put off till tomorrow what …..you put on to go to bed.
19. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and ……..you have to blow your nose.
20. There are none so blind as …………Stevie Wonder.
21. Children should be seen and not ………….. spanked or grounded.
22. If at first you don’t succeed ………………….. get new batteries.
23. You get out of something only what you …….. see in the picture on the box.
24. When the blind lead the blind …………….. get out of the way.

And the WINNER and last one is
25. Better late than ………………pregnant.

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I am sure you have read this.. it may not be from first grader.  But since I had had some good laugh reading them, I would like to share them with you

I’m not that familiar with most of the proverb though so if you know the actual ending of the phrase, please let me know via comment kay?

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  1. 19 Nov 07 4:03 am

    Hehhehhehe..that was hillirious! The kids have their own perception on life..this is wat they called, ‘children perceptive on life’…..BTW this is the rite ending as to what i knew.

    1. Don’t change horses……HALFWAY.
    2. Strike while the…IRON IS HOT……
    3. It’s always darkest before……MIDNITE
    4. Never underestimate the power of …LOVE…
    5. You can lead a horse to water but …U CAN”T MAKE HIM DRINK……
    6. Don’t bite the hand that …FEEDS U.
    7. No news is……A GOOD NEWS.
    8. A miss is as good as a LOSS..
    9. You can’t teach an old dog new …TRICKS.
    10. If you lie down with dogs, you’ll WAKE UP WITH FLEAS.
    11. Love all, trust NO ONE.
    12. The pen is mightier than the SWORD.
    13. An idle mind is MISCHIEVOUS.
    14. Where there’s smoke there’s FIRE.
    15. Happy the bride who………..
    16. A penny saved is A PENNY EARNED.
    17. Two’s company, three’s CROWD.
    18. Don’t put off till tomorrow what CAN BE DONE TODAY.
    19. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and YOU CRY ALONE.
    20. There are none so blind as …………
    21. Children should be seen and not HEARD.
    22. If at first you don’t succeed TRY ARDOUR.
    23. You get out of something only what you PUT IN.
    24. When the blind lead the blind WILL BE LOST

    25. Better late than NEVER.

    …have a pleasant working day banji..keep smiling so that the world will smile with you.

  2. filantera
    19 Nov 07 8:42 am

    There are none so blind as those who will not see

  3. banji
    20 Nov 07 1:03 am

    thanx to both of you… a lot of interesting new things learnt today :)

    my favorite among the 25 are
    5. You can lead a horse to water but ……… how?
    16. A penny saved is ……………………. not much.

    :)

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