More Than Welcomed

My fellow teacher called for help—she needed someone who knew about animals. As a science teacher, I filled the bill. "Oh," she added, "bring a net." Expecting to find some kind of beast as I entered her classroom, I was greeted instead by the sight of excited kids watching a hummingbird fly around. Rather than use the net, I suggested they hang red paper by an open door. The bird would be drawn to it, I explained, and eventually fly out. Later, the teacher called back. The trick worked. "Now," she said, "we have two hummingbirds flying around the room."

 

 

  • Category: School Jokes

    A Tough Question For Teacher

    My friend is an elementary school teacher who shares her…

    Performing for Kindergartners

    I was performing my musical 
act at an elementary school…

    Wendy Liebman on School Reunions

    I went to the 30th reunion of my preschool. 
I didn’t…

    Rita Rudner on Math and Marriage

    I’ve never been good with math, 
but I accepted it from…

    Larry Miller on Prayer in School

    As long as there is algebra, there will be prayer in…

    Mike Vecchione on Detective School

    [I enrolled in] a private-detective school online, and I…

    Kate Mason on Useful Education

    Nothing I learned in school prepared me for life. My first…

    Craig Anton on Dreaming Big

    I want to take one 
of those English as 
a second…

    Test Answers From Smart-Alecky Students

    • Q: 
What’s the name of a 
six-sided polygon? A:…

    Spotted on Facebook…

    Student: I don’t understand why my grade was so low. How…

    For My Next Impression…

    I’m now in high school, so when I ran into my third-grade…

    Dubious Accomplishment #23

    I don’t want to brag or make anybody jealous or anything…

    Projecting Happiness

    One hard thing to explain to teens is how legitimately…

    Honor Among Thieves

    A mother complained to my wife, 
a schoolteacher, that…

    Who Taught You That?

    “Give me a sentence about a public servant,” the…

    Thanks, I Think


    I recently ran into an old student of mine, who said, “I…

    There’s a Timeout in His Future

    “Hurry up or we’ll be late!” shouts a teacher to…

    Education Got You Down?

    Why was the math book sad? Because it had so many problems…

    Told You So

    "How do you spell toad?" one of my first-grade…

    Mark Twain Quote

    After a day of listening to my eighth graders exchange…