Funny one liners pop out of the mouths of first graders all day, every day! And while some of them DO know how to tease, for the most part, they are serious and sincere in every word they say.
Today, the class was lining up in the hallway to go to the cafeteria whenever the overhead lights flickered.
“WHOA … what's happening?” Ben asked, nervously. “Did the lights blink, or did my eyes turn off?”
Yesterday, Ben pulled a tooth in class, so today he was surprised whenever he pulled another one ...
His eyes grew large, and his mouth flew open. He stared at his hand in disbelief. “Look, here, Teacher! Pretty soon, I’m gunna be BALD TOOF!”
At recess, I told Amy - who’s a dog lover - that I’m looking for a dog.
“I want one,” I said, “but I’m not sure which kind.”
“Oh, I know!" she squealed. "Get a Golden Treever. She’s a GOOD dog.”
Smiling sweetly, she moved closer to me. “And here’s the bestest part… Everybody says she won’t pee in the house ‘til you get home!”
I went to check on Gena today ...
“Gena,” I said, “sit up and let me see you. Are you feeling okay?”
She was annoyed. “I’m TRYING to take a nap!”
"A nap?" I asked, surprised at her behavior. "Are you sick?"
"No," she said, "I'm just ready for my nap."
“Oh, but remember, this is first grade. We don’t take naps in here.”
“I KNOW,” she said, sighing heavily and glaring up at the intercom system on the wall.
“We can’t do ANYTHING in here 'cause that BOX up there won't BE QUIET! It keeps on blabbing and blabbing all day long!”
Ema tiptoed to where I was seated and whispered, “Teacher, my stomach hurts, and it’s MAD.”
“Mad?” I asked, making sure I had understood her correctly.
“Yes,” she said, “it’s growling at me, like this." Then, leaning close to my ear, she stunned me by roaring, “GRRRRRR!”
Gena is so dry, but practically everything she says comes out funny, even though she doesn't intend this.
At the end of recess, she wobbled into the classroom rubbing her little head.
"Teacher," she moaned, "I hit my head so hard, I ... I can't find my eeemagination."
I was on early morning duty whenever I spotted little Weesie dragging her backpack across the grassy campus.
"Here, let me help you," I said, running toward her.
"No,” she panted, “I can do it all by myself.“
"See?" She waved a hand at me. "I got me this EXTRA hand... It's for case I ever need it!"
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lolololol ~ My firsties kill me with their original funny one liners!