Okay, it’s not really about homework. Because that wouldn’t be funny at all. I just needed a title.
It’s about those funny things kids do on paper. It may or may not be homework.
I’ve worked in a classroom setting for the past thirteen years; the first ten of those were as a classroom teacher. So I’ve seen a fair amount of amusing moments in student work. Two spring to mind, but I don’t have pictures of them so I’ll tell you and let you imagine the magic.
My first year teaching was with a group of second graders: seven- and eight-year-olds. One of my students’ daily assignments was to write in a journal. I’d give them a topic. For example, describe your pet. Or your bedroom.
On this particular day, I asked the students to describe their dads.
One girl wrote this: My dad has no hair on his head, but I know where it went. It’s on his back.
Way to rat out your dad there, kid.
In a different year, around Thanksgiving, I had the kids write a paper about their dinner or something. All I remember is food was involved, because a student wrote this: The turkey was quiet and dead.
She wasn’t wrong.
So funny kid papers are all over the internet, but I decided to start this journey by perusing the work of my own kids. Turns out, their stuff is amusing enough to carry the post.
Have any funny kid’s work stories? Share in the comments!