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Friday Funny August 17, 2018 Back to School Funnies


Happy Friday!  It is hard to believe but this week brought the start of a new school year to some with many more starting next week.  So, let’s sharpen those pencils and cover those books and have a little back to school humor.


The first day of school was always special. It was usually the only day of the year when I was not behind on my homework.

The first day of school is exciting, so is riding a roller coaster, but I never wanted to do either for nine months in a row.

I had a cross-eyed teacher once, she couldn’t control her pupils.

I once had a math teacher who called me average. I thought that was just mean.

One day I told my teacher that I didn’t have a pencil. She asked me, “How can you come to school without a pencil?”  I told her, I took the bus, duh.

One school day I got caught skipping. The Principal said, “Please just walk normal down the hall.”

An old teacher asked her student, “If I say, ‘I am beautiful,’ which tense is that?” The student replied, “It is obviously past.”

An exasperated teacher asks a student, “Are you ignorant or just apathetic?” The kid answers, “I don’t know and I don’t care.”

Teacher: “Name a bird with wings but can’t fly.” Student: “A dead bird.”

I am now at that age that people I went to school with are so grey and wrinkled and bald that they don’t recognize me.

Thought for the Week

Education is not filling a pail but the lighting of a fire.  ~William Butler Yeats


Friday Funny August 19, 2016 Back to School

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Happy Friday!  I remember way back when that school always started the day after Labor Day; however, in many places school started this week.  So let’s kick off back-to-school Friday with a little school related humor.


I would do my math homework, but I’ve already got my own problems.

Why did the boy eat his homework? Because his teacher said it was a piece of cake.

What did the dog say to his classmate? “Can I copy your homework, I ate mine.”

When Chuck Norris was in middle school, his English teacher assigned an essay: “What is courage?” He received an A+ for turning in a blank page with only his name at the top.

Teacher: ‘Johnny, you know you can’t sleep in my class.’                                                              Johnny: ‘I know. But maybe if you were just a little quieter, I could.’

On the first day of school, a mother went in to wake up her son. “Wake up, son. It’s time to go to for the first day back at school!”
“But why, Mom? I don’t want to go.”
“Give me two reasons why you don’t want to go.”
“Well, firstly, the kids all hate me, and secondly, the teachers all hate me, too!”
“Oh, that’s no reason not to go to school. Come on now and get ready.”
“Give me one good reason why I should go to school.”
“Well, you are the principal!”

Hot off the press back-to-school best sellers!

“Walking To School The First Day Back” by Misty Bus

“The Day The Car Pool Forgot Me” by I. Rhoda Bike

“Can’t See The Chalkboard” by Sidney N. Backrow

“What I Dislike About Returning To School” by Mona Lott

“Making It Through The First Week Of School” by Gladys Saturday

“Is Life Over When Summer Ends?” by Midas Wellbee

Thought for the Week

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” ~ Mark Twain


Back to School


It is hard for me to believe, but it is “back to school” time once again.  Many of the schools around me start sometime this week.  If I am not mistaken, we always started school on the day after Labor Day.  I think I always looked forward to the beginning of a new school year.  A new year brought new teachers, new friends, new opportunities – a fresh start each fall.  

With kids heading back to school, I was thinking back to my “first” first day of school which, of course, was more years ago than I would like to admit.  I have an older brother and sister and I can still recall the disappointment I felt when they headed off to school and I was left at home.  When my big day finally came and I could finally start kindergarten, I had to walk, all the way across the street to get to school!  (I would continue to walk all the way across the street through eight grade.)

There are not a lot of specifics I remember about that very first day of kindergarten.  I do remember there was a big circle on the floor that seemed to be the focal point for many activities. I think there were hooks and cubby holes at the back for us to hang our coats and store our stuff.  I believe that during that year we worked on learning how to tie shoes, the alphabet and counting which are things that I have actually used every day of my life since then.  We learned to write our names and I am proud to say that after decades of practicing this skill, there are some people in this world that even today can read my name when I write it. We also worked on some of the finer points of social interaction like raising our hands to ask questions and learning to sit and listen.  Skills that, to this day, I am still working on to master.    

It is odd the things that get stuck in one’s memory.  I can remember when Halloween rolled around, I was so excited that we were allowed to wear our costumes to school. If my memory is correct, I think I was dressed like a devil (the costume was most likely chosen by my Mother).

And, of course, I remember people.  The teacher was Mrs. Wilson who taught kindergarten at my school for many years.  As I glance over the 29 smiling faces above I can recall many, but not all, of the names. I would say that about half of those smiling faces were also present at my high school graduation as our lives intersected in a number of ways over the next thirteen years.   Through the wonder of social media I have been able to see what some of these smiling faces are up to today as well as see the smiling faces of children and grandchildren that have descended from those smiling faces.

I’ll admit that I am a little jealous of the kids heading back to school.  You have a new year and a fresh start, enjoy it to the fullest!