first grade proverbs

jules on the beachso deb’s been cleaning out our guest bedroom the last couple of days. and she’s nothing if not thorough. so she’s been going through each box, and each page in each box and notebook.



today she brought me a paper she found in one of her college notebooks. my favorites are #’s 2, 14, & 17.



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A FIRST GRADE TEACHER collected old, well known proverbs. She gave each child in her class the first half of a proverb, and had them come up with the rest.



1) As you shall make your bed so shall you.........mess it up.



2) Better be safe than...........................punch a 5th grader.



3) Strike while the ...................................bug is close.



4) It's always darkest before............daylight savings time.



5) You can lead a horse to water but......................how?



6) Don't bite the hand that.............................looks dirty.



7) A miss is as good as a........................................Mr.



8) You can't teach an old dog new........................math.



9) If you lie down with the dogs, you'll.......stink in the morning.



10) The pen is mightier than the............................pigs.



11) An idle mind is........................the best way to relax.



12) Where there's smoke, there's.......................pollution.



13) Happy the bride who..................gets all the presents.



14) A penny saved is.....................................not much.



15) Two's company, three's....................the musketeers.



16) Laugh and the whole world laughs with you,cry and..............you have to blow your nose.



17) Children should be seen and not..............spanked or grounded.



18) When the blind leadeth the blind.......get out of the way.



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what cute things has your kid said lately?



it isn’t really a proverb but just today julia told me this morning, “dad your legs are small. Jesus' legs are really big. everybody’s legs are really short and only Jesus has big legs” just out of the blue, and i still don’t know why she had that on her mind or who told her that Jesus had big legs.



and then later, we had just come back from a walk to the park and deb and i were discussing lunch plans and julia was laying on the front yard and in a whiny voice says, “when are we going to go to heaven? it’s taking a long time” i said, “when Jesus come back to get us”. and she said, “well he’s taking a long time.”



it was cute.



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// today i'm thankful for:

1. close in-laws

2. having the summer off

3. air conditioning

4. my wife’s enchiladas

5. sunny days