Monthly Archives: November 2004

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln’s letter to his son’s Headmaster ” He will have to learn, I know, that all men are not just, all men are not true. But teach him also that for every scoundrel there is a hero: that for … Continue reading

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Pro Sports

The following is not intended to offend fans of tennis, basketball, football or baseball. It is, rather, an attempt to put everything in its proper perspective. Ever wonder why golf is growing in popularity and why people who don’t even … Continue reading

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The Middle Wife

I’ve been teaching now for about fifteen years. I have two kids myself, but the best birth story I know is the one I saw in my own second-grade classroom a few years back. When I was a kid, I … Continue reading

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College Test Question

The following is supposedly an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid-term. The answer by one student was so “profound” that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the internet, which is, of course, why we now … Continue reading

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History

Teachers Wanted An article reproduced from The Canadian School Executive -1984 “An expert in special education with familiarity in computer literacy who has a sound basis of learning theory, knowledge of multicultural issues, comfortable in removing sexism from the curriculum … Continue reading

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Science Test

Children gave these answers. Q: Name the four seasons. A: Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar. Q: Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink. A: Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes … Continue reading

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