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!