Third Grade for Harry
A first grade teacher was having trouble with
one of her students. The teacher asked, "Harry what is your problem?" Harry said, "I'm too smart for the first grade. My sister is in third grade and I'm smarter than she is! I think I should be in the third grade too!" She took Harry to the principal's office.
While Harry waited in the outer office, the teacher explained the
problem to the principal. 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
Harry was brought in and the conditions are
explained to him and he
agrees to take the test.
Principal: "What is 3 x 3?"
Principal: "What is 6 x 6?"
And so it went with every question the principal asked. The principal looked at the teacher and said, "I think Harry can go to the third grade."
The teacher says to the principal, "Let me ask him some questions." The principal and Harry both agree.
The teacher asks, "What does a cow have four of
that I have only two of?"
Harry, after a moment, "Legs."
Teacher: "What is in your pants that you have but I do not have?"
The principal's eyes open really wide and before he could stop the
Harry replied, "Pockets."
"What does a dog do that a man steps into?"
"What word starts with an 'F' and ends in 'K' that means a lot of
The principal breathed a sigh of relief andtold the teacher, "Put
Harry in the fifth grade, I missed the last four questions myself.