Teacher Asks Students To Tell A Story With A Moral At The End Of It

Teaching young children can be quite interesting, isn’t it? Many teachers have their fair share of complaints about their jobs, but they also have some delightful stories to share. And sometimes, these stories can throw a curveball at you, especially with fifth-grade students.

In one hilarious incident, a teacher gave her fifth-grade class an assignment. The task was simple: get their parents to tell them a story with a moral at the end. The next day, the kids eagerly shared their stories, one by one.

Susie went first and said, “We live on a farm, and one day, while collecting eggs, I tripped and smashed them all.” The teacher asked, “So what’s the moral of the story, Susie?” Susie confidently replied, “Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.”

Then it was Billy’s turn. He said, “We also live on a farm, and one stormy night, the power went out in our incubators. The eggs didn’t hatch.” The teacher asked, “So what’s the moral of that story, Billy?” Billy replied, “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.”

Now it was Janie’s turn to share her story. Janie’s story took a surprising turn. She said her mommy was a Marine pilot in Desert Storm. Her plane got hit, and she had to bail out over enemy territory, armed only with a flask of whiskey, a pistol, and a survival knife. Janie continued, “She drank the whiskey on the way down so the bottle wouldn’t break, and then she landed amidst 20 Iraqi troops. She fought them off, shot some, stabbed some, and even killed one with her bare hands.”

The teacher was horrified and asked, “Good Heavens, what did your Daddy tell you was the moral of this horrible story?” Janie innocently replied, “He said, ‘Don’t mess with Mommy when she’s been drinking.’”

It’s moments like these that make being a teacher truly entertaining. The stories children come up with can be unexpected and bring laughter to everyone’s faces. Teaching may have its challenges, but it’s moments like these that remind us why it’s such a rewarding job.