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Friday, January 28, 2022

Right Answers by Warren Bull

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It can be a tough world for the creative soul. Sometimes a student’s perfectly correct answers on test questions can be misunderstood and underappreciated by teachers.

Note: All names have been changed to protest …the correct answers.

Jimmy filled out an answer sheet that included directions to draw themselves doing something they enjoyed and fill in the last word I Like to —

He responded with P and drew a picture of himself urinating. The teacher sent a note to Jimmy’s parents rather than correcting the spelling.

In science class, Sheila was asked t complete the sentence The first cells were probably — lonely 

Makes sense to me.  Imagine being a cell alone in the big, cold world. 


What is a monopoly?

A boardgame

And the student did not have to go to jail.

Why are there rings on Saturn?

Because God liked it so he put a ring on it.

A budding theologist


For extra credit: What is the strongest force on earth?


Incredibly this was marked wrong.


Finish the sentence, If I had the principal’s job, I would…

quit and get a job I’d enjoy. 

This child is wise beyond her years.


Ten words I can spell right are:

1 Ten

2 Words

3 I

4 can

5 spell

6 right

7 are

8 octopus

9 seven

10 two

Hey, you use what you know!


Kait said...

So funny, Warren! Art Linkletter was on to something. Kids do say the darndest things!

Susan said...

Very funny, Warren!

Margaret S. Hamilton said...

Kids have the best answers. Enjoyed your post.

KM Rockwood said...

Kids often tell us truths we really don't want to hear.