7 Interesting Classroom Anecdotes!


Article Written by London swaminathan

Date: 7 November 2015

Post No:2309

Time uploaded in London :– 18-20

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1).Faithful Student:

A young woman named Murphy was the teacher of kindergarten grade in Massachusetts school (USA). She had taught her class to repeat together the 23rd Psalm (In the Bible). As the little voices chorused out, she seemed somewhere to detect a false note. She heard the children one by one, until at last she came across one little boy who was concluding the Psalm with the words,

“Surely good Miss Murphy shall follow me all the days of my life.”

(Actual line in the Psalm: “Surely Goodness and Mercy shall follow me all the days in my life.”)



2).Lucidity of Description

For sheer lucidity of expression, it is difficult to match the young lady who wrote on her examination paper the following in reply to the question, “What is a bolt and what is a nut?”

“A bolt is a thing like a stick of hard metal, such as iron, with a square bunch on one end and a lot of scratches going round and round the other end. A nut is similar to the bolt only just the opposite, being a hole in a little square of iron sawed off short with rings also around the inside of the hole.”


3).Eyes for…………….

What are your eyes for? The little child in the kindergarten was asked.

To see with

And your nose?

To smell with.

And what are your ears for? Was the last question.

To keep clean, the child replied.



4).Five years wasted!

After a lecture by the late Francis Wayland Parker, great Chicago (US) educator, a woman asked:

How early can I begin the education of my child?

When will your child be born?

Born? she gasped. Why?  He is already five years old!

My goodness, woman, he cried, don’t stand here talking to me – hurry home; already you have lost the best five years.


5).Above Average Student!

A certain mother wished to enter her five year old daughter in a kindergarten, the age requirement of which was six. To the disapproving teacher the mother explained,

She can easily pass the six year old test.

Say some words, the teacher said rather sceptically to the child.

The little girl surveyed the teacher with dignity, and turning to her mother, asked,

Purely irrelevant words?



6).We saw Dead Circus!

As a special treat the teacher took her class to visit the museum of natural history. The children returned home excitedly, and rushing into his house, one of the little boys greeted his mother exuberantly, saying,

What do you think we did today, mother! The teacher took us to a dead circus.


7).Chairman of Udder Committee!

A little girl who was attending a progressive school had a cold one morning and her mother suggested that she remain home from school.

But, I can’t mother, the child insisted, this is the day when we start to make clay model of a cow and I am chairman of the udder committee.

milking by iron raju,fb


Are Children Innocent or Naughty? Why did the Lady Teacher Cry?


Compiled by London swaminathan

Post No.2233

Date: 10  October 2015

Time uploaded in London: 22-13

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Teachers and Class rooms

In the classroom the lady teacher was trying, without success, to quell what looked like a small riot. The principal was passing through the hall, stopped and what all the noise was about.

The pretty young teacher was almost in tears. “I was explaining the students the difference between the concrete and abstract, stating that abstract is something you can’t see, and concrete is something you can see. Then I asked James to give me an illustration.

“My pants are concrete. Yours are abstract, he answered”.

The principal, attempting to repress a smile, helped the teacher restore order to her class, and then, going into the hall, finally gave vent to the laughter he could no longer restrain.


Children are Innocent

The day of a big snowstorm, the country school teacher felt called upon to warn her students against playing too long in the snow. She said, “Now, children, you must be careful about colds and over exposure. I had a darling little brother only seven years old. One day he went out in the snow with his new sled and caught cold. Pneumonia set in and three days later he died.”

The room was silent and then a youngster in the back row raised his hand asked, “Where is his sled?.”


In English class a small boy was told to write an essay about King Alfred, but was warned not to elaborate overly much on the family story of the cakes. The boy delivered his essay which, after summing up the chief historical facts, concluded with, “There is another incident in King Alfred’s life. One day he visited a house where a certain woman lived – and the less said about that, the better.”


bhadravathy sai school

Too beautiful to describe!!

When the pupils are assigned the task of writing an essay on “the most beautiful I ever saw”, the least aesthetic young man in the class handed in his paper first with astonishing speed. It was short and to the point –“The most beautiful thing I ever saw was too beautiful for words.”


Stack of One Hundred Dollar Bills U.S.

Stack of One Hundred Dollar Bills U.S.

Million Dollar Question!!

Given the assignment of writing a composition about what they would do if they had a million dollars, all of the children in the class except Willy were busily writing away.

The teacher, becoming of his aware of his idleness, said severely, “Willy, don’t you know that you are supposed to tell what you would do if you had a million dollars?”

“Well”, said the boy, lazily leaning back on his chair, “this is exactly what I would do if I had a million dollars.”