The hilarious things the children I teach have said.

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The best ‘Knock, Knock’ Joke you’ve ever heard

For ‘Show and Tell’, a boy got up with what he claimed to be the best ‘Knock, Knock’ joke we’ve ever heard.

Now, I should point out that, developmentally, children do try to engage with humour at all ages, but to successfully tell a joke in its proper form happens at about age ten. I’m teaching six and seven year olds. Sure makes for an interesting time! 

Usually, our ‘Show and Tell’ time consists of a child trying to tell a joke, me understanding the odd one, laughing at the odd one and the rest of the class laughing if I laugh. If I have a small chuckle, they had a small chuckle. If I didn’t laugh much, they didn’t laugh at all. Occasionally, the children sat there and said, ‘I don’t get it.’

Boy: “Knock, knock!”

Class: “Who’s there?”

Boy: “Lettuce!”

Class: “Lettuce, who?”

Boy: “Tomato!”

Class: “Tomato, who?”

Boy: “Cucumber!”

Class: “Cucumber, who?”

Girl in audience: “Aren’t you just listing ingredients for salad?”

Boy: “I did it wrong…”

Definitely the best ‘Knock, Knock’ joke I’ve heard from a child!


It’s not all about the kids…

Sometimes, parents say interesting things to me also. One particular parent amused me more than others. She dropped her child off, looking rather frazzled. Her child was away the day before and I asked if he was alright. She reported he had ‘super nits’. She disclosed she’s never seen them so big in her life. She then said, 

“You know, my head was itchy all ay yesterday just thinking about it. I’m so pleased adults can’t get nits.”

Hating to be the bearer of bad news, but needed to tell the truth, I said, 

“Adults can, and do, get nits.”

I’ve never seen anyones eyes so wide. She grabbed her hair, and ran like the wind. I think she had super nits too. 

While we’re on the topic of head lice, I’ll share a few natural remedies with you to keep them away and get rid of them should you have them (note, this advice is for CHILDREN AND FOR ADULTS!!). 


Coconut oil

Zinc (drops and increase in your diet)

Tea tree


Mayonnaise (they hate the acidity and it makes it easy to comb them out as it makes your hair nice and slippery)

Vinegar (for eggs only- the eggs make a natural glue so they stick to your hair shaft and the vinegar kills the glue so they slide out easily)

Oil- I use oil to comb out the lice as again, it makes your hair slippery


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