December 6, 2011

Hilarious Student Answers

I don't usually enjoy grading papers, but occasionally I get a truly spectacular answer.  Last Friday, I was fortunate enough to get two.  My class is nothing if not FULL of personality!

Hope these answers put a smile on your face. 
(Sorry for the crummy photos.)

From a reading test...

 Q: What kind of person is Cara? Explain your answer and support with details from the story.

A: If I had to describe Cara I would say she's Crazy with a capital C because who brings a snake into the library? I mean seriously do you know anyone who took a snake to the library? That's why I call her a crazy kid and I hope she's not a teenager because if she is it's going to be three times worse.

From a science test...

Q: A soil found in Texas has very small particles. When water was added, most of it stayed on the surface. The soil does does not have many nutrients. Would this soil be good for plants?  Explain why or why not.

A: I think no because it doesn't have nutrients and for crying out loud water doesn't even go through!


  1. I've been collecting some of the gems from my students, too. I've been thinking I'd drop them in a blog at years end. Thanks for sharing.

  2. HAHAHAHAHA.... funny, we read the first story this year. Sounds like something my students would say. Well, they've kind of ventured down this road already this year... :-D

    On my blog there is a picture with numerous Post-Its about a story with a sarcastic tone. It is "Dear Mr. Winston" as well. They were VERY punchy when they wrote those Post-Its.

  3. Thanks for sharing they put a smile on my face!

  4. Hi Amanda:
    I've read this post before, but I came back for a chuckle! I love when the students' personalities shine through (and beyond!) their answers.

    Happy day!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  5. For crying out loud...good answer. Love those kids!

  6. Haa haa!! Kids can be so funny sometimes!

    Your newest follower,
    Teaching in Room 6

  7. Cara will definitely be a handful when she's a teenager. Mr. Winston, on the other hand, will probably always be a wimp. I love reading this with my fourth graders! :D We have a grand debate over who the real victim is.


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