My mom is a second grade teacher. My dad and I are often with her as she is checking papers, giggling every once in a while over the things they say. Tonight has been full of laughter. Their "story of the week" topic was: Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream of making the world a better place for his people. what do you think would make the world a better place? I absolutely had to share some of the answers with everyone tonight. Hopefully you can get a laugh or two. Feel free to share. Maybe if we all listened to what these second graders had to say, the world would be a better place.
FYI- I kept some of the spelling errors in because they made them that much funnier.
"One other thing that's bad is swearing. It's against God. You shouldn't say swear words because if your brother hears you, he will swear too."
"The world would be a better place if there was no swearing because you might not go to Heaven."
"People should not take drugs or alcohol because if they do they could crash their car."
"Littering is bad for the Earth. If you're not helping the Earth, then you're just making it sick."
"I think the war should stop. I think the war should stop because people are dying. Also, if the person is marryd and they die, the person who marryd them would be sad."
"Id like to change war. To make something fair it doesn't always have to be a big deal. You could flip a coin! In fact I think those people should just play a game of rock paper scissors shoe."
"We can make the world a better place by not taking drug. If you take drug you'll get loopy and then you kill someone."
"The world would be a better place if no one swore or said bad words like crap."
"When we litter animals can get caught and be choked until the animals die. Also underwater sea turtles favorite snack is a jellyfish and a plastic bag is often mistaking for a jellyfish."
"Drunk driving is another problem. It makes you go out of control. You go off the roads even. Even worse is people talking on the phone when they are drunk!"
"And what is up with drugs? Why take it if it is bad for you? If someone gives you drugs, just say 'NO! Not in 10,000 years! Shame on you!' Just walk away from the person. Tell someone right away or call your mother or father or the princeible to get them spended and one more thing- don't take drugs."
"The world would be a better place if people did not throw trash on the street when they miss the trash can. They don't even feel sorry! The world should not have alcohol. It just makes parents CRAZY AND MAD. People should not take drugs if you don't have in your persishon. You could die in 2 or 3 months!"
(Cutest spelling errors award) "I also think a problum is smoking becuse people died becuse its smok. Well the guns have killed lots of people. Don't even start with me on stealing. They has had lots of casses on stealing preshes things."
Okay, this kids whole thing was golden. Ready? "The world would be a better place if people stopped swearing. It's disrespectful to God. It is wrong to steal. I really don't see why buying it is so bad that the person has to steal. You shouldn't text and drive. Texting is the worst thing you could do in a car. Plus you really don't want to crash when texting. Why can't you just do it when you get where you are going?"
Hope you got a laugh out of those. Enjoy the rest of your week. And one more thing- don't do drugs.