Sunday, July 22, 2007

Little Johnny Skips a Grade

A first grade teacher was having trouble with one of her students. The teacher asked, "Johnny, what is your problem?" Johnny answered, "I'm too smart for the first grade. My sister is in the third grade and I'm smarter than she is! I think I should be in the third grade, too!" The teacher had had enough. She took Johnny to the principal's office. While Johnny waited in the outer office, the teacher explained to the principal what the situation was. The principal told the teacher he would give the boy a test and if he failed to answer any of his questions, he was to go back to the first grade and behave. The teacher agreed. Johnny was brought in, and the conditions were explained to him and he agreed to take the test.

Principal: "What is 3x3?"
Johnny: "9"
Principal: "What is 6x6?"
Johnny: "36"

And so it went with every question the principal thought a third grader should know. The principal looked at the teacher and told her, "I think Johnny can go to the third grade," The teacher said to the principal, "Let me ask him some questions." The principal and Johnny both agree.

The teacher asks, "What does a cow have four of that I only have two of?"
Johnny, after a moment, replies, "legs."

Teacher: "What is in your pants that you have, that I do not have?"
The principal's eyes opened really wide and before he could stop the answer, Johnny replied, "pockets."

The principal breathed a sigh of relief and told the teacher, "put Johnny in the fifth grade, because I missed the last two questions."

From Chryssi