26 Jun 2007


A grade one teacher collected well known proverbs. She gave each child in her class the first half of a proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb. It's hard to believe these were actually done by grader one kids ("6" year-olds), because the last one is classic!

Strike while
the insect is close.

Never underestimate the power of

Don't bite the hand that
looks dirty.

Better to be safe than
punch a grade 7 boy.

If you lie down with dogs,
you'll stink in the morning.

It's always darkest before
Daylight Saving Time.

You can lead a horse to water but

No news is

A miss is as good as a

You can't teach an old dog new

Love all, trust

The pen is mightier than the

An idle mind is the best way to
Where there's smoke there's

Happy the bride who gets all the

A penny saved is
not much.

Two's company, three's
the Musketeers.

Don't put off till tomorrow
what you put on to go to bed.

Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and you
have to blow your nose.

Children should be seen and not
smacked or grounded.

If at first you don't succeed
get new batteries.

You get out of something only what you
see in the picture on the box.

When the blind leadeth the blind
get out of the way.

And the favourite:
Better late than

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