A first grade teacher, Ms Brooks, was having trouble with one of her students.
The teacher asked, “Harry what’s your problem?”
Harry answered I’m too smart for the first grade. My sister is in the third grade and I am smarter than she is! I think I should be in the third grade too!”
Ms. Brooks had had enough. She took Harry to the principals office.
While Harry waited in the office, the teacher explained to the principal what the situation was. The principal told Ms. Brooks he would give the boy a test. If he failed to answer any of his questions, he was to go back to the first grade and behave. She agreed. Harry was brought in and the conditions were explained to him. He agreed to take the test.
Principal: “What is 3 times 3?”
Principal: “What is 6 times 6?”
And so it went with every question the principal thought a third grader should know.
The Principal looked at Ms. Brooks and told her, “I think Harry can go to the third grade”
Ms. Brooks says to the principal,”let me ask him some questions.”
The Principal and Harry both agreed.
Ms. Brooks asks, “What does a cow have four of that I only have two of?”
Harry, after a moment:”Legs”
Ms. Brooks: “What is in your pants that you have but I do not have?”
The principal wondered why she would ask such a question!
Ms. Brooks: “What does a dog do that a man steps into?”
Ms. Brooks: “What starts with a C, ends with a T, is hairy, oval, delicious and contains thin, whitish liquid?”
The Principal sat forward with his mouth hanging open.
Ms. Brooks: “What goes in hard and pink then comes out soft and sticky?”
The Principal eyes opened really wide and before he could stop the answer, Harry says; ”Bubble gum”
Ms. Brooks: “What does a man do standing up, a woman do sitting down and a dog do on three legs?”
Harry: “Shake hands”
The principal was trembling.
Ms. Brooks: “ What word starts in an ‘F’ and ends in a ‘K’ that means a lot of heat and excitement?”
Harry: ”Fire truck”
The principal breathed a sigh of relief and told the teacher &ldquout Harry in the fifth grade, I got the last seven questions wrong.”