No Laughing Matter
by Julie Ross
Sep 01, 2013 | 485 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Going back to school is no laughing matter – or is it?

I was sorting through one of many piles of paperbacks around the house this summer and came across several old joke and riddle books, some of which are entirely dedicated to school and classroom-based humor.

From the many grumblings and complaints coming from area households about getting up early, coordinating car pools, endless homework and keeping up with after-school activities, getting back to the fall routine seems hardly the time for smiles and chuckles.

So, to cheer everyone up and lessen your pain, I have compiled an assortment of my favorite school jokes. I will start with an oldie but goodie that everyone has likely heard:

What did you learn at school today?

Not enough. They said I have to go back tomorrow.

So true! Keep repeating that one until mid-June. And now for some riddles:

Why was the teacher wearing sunglasses to school?

She had very bright students.

What’s the king of all school supplies?

The ruler.

What happened when the teacher tied all the kids’ shoelaces together?

They had a class trip.

Why couldn’t the music teacher open his classroom?

His keys were on the piano.

What did one math book say to the other math book?

We have problems.

And a kind of creepy one for you:

Why did the Cyclops close his school?

He only had one pupil.

Here’s a Q&A that hits close to home for many of us:

What time do you wake up in the morning?

About an hour and a half after I arrive at school.

I wish everyone a great start to another school year. Get plenty of rest, then play hard, work hard and make the most of it. When the going gets tough, just remember this:

Knock knock.

Who’s there?


Gladys who?

Gladys the weekend!

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