Say what? First-graders more insightful than one might believe

A first-grade school teacher in Virginia had 25 students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom the first half of a well-known saying and asked them to come up with the remainder of it. Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are first grade, 6-year-old children, because the last one is a classic! And thank you to the Reflector reader who emailed us those responses.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

 

A first-grade school teacher in Virginia had 25 students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom the first half of a well-known saying and asked them to come up with the remainder of it.

Their insight may surprise you. While reading, keep in mind that these are first grade, 6-year-old children, because the last one is a classic! And thank you to the Reflector reader who emailed us those responses.

Here they are:

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 is smoke there is: 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 til 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.

25. A bird in the hand: is going to poop on you.

And last but perhaps most humorous...

26. Better late than: pregnant!