You gotta give it up to teachers, because Lord knows they put up with more stress than almost any other profession out there. There’s bureaucratic red tape to deal with, meddling parents (yes, we’ve all had our turn doing it), clashing personalities, art project messes, and dozens of little bodies buzzing with energy to deal with all day, every day. But sometimes the students make it all worthwhile with the funny little moments they provide.
Case in point: These hilariously hopeful notes kids wrote on their assignments. How could a teacher read them and not crack up? The sayings “kids say the darndest things” and “from the mouths of babes” didn’t come out of thin air, and these little musings are definitive proof.
If you can read through all of these little messages left behind for teach without busting up, you might not be human.
Originally published August 2016. Updated August 2017.