Archive for August 7, 2011

Almost End of Summer

This is the point of the summer that, when I was a classroom teacher, I would start to panic, realizing that the start of the school year was just around the corner. “Oh, my goodness, they’ll be back in three weeks!” Now that I have an office job and kids of my own, it’s the point of the summer when I start to think, “Thank goodness, they’ll be back in school soon!”

For the teachers out there, here are a few jokes to ease you into the classroom…

Teacher: How far are you from the correct answer?
Student: Three seats, sir.

Teacher: Did your parents help you with these problems?
Student: Nope! I got them all wrong by myself.

Teacher: If I had five coconuts and gave you three, how many would I have left?
Student: I don’t know.
Teacher: Why not?
Student: Because all of our practice problems were about apples and oranges!

Teacher: If you got $10 each from 10 people, what would you have?
Student: A new bike!

And a joke that isn’t about the classroom, but was told to me by a high school student in a classroom:

What do you get when you cross a bridge with a bike?
The other side.

(Though maybe “bridge bike sine theta” is a better answer?)

August 7, 2011 at 2:54 pm 1 comment

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