Funny Third Grade Teacher Confessions

We asked third grade teachers in the Teacher Discount Club Facebook Group and other teacher groups on Facebook to share the funniest things that have happened in their classrooms. Their responses were hilarious, so get ready for a good laugh. Here's what they said...

I thought I was rockin’ the beach wave hairstyle when one of my students asks, “Ms. A., did you forget to brush your hair today?” I responded, “Ummm.... no.” Guess I need to practice that look a bit more. - Heaven A.

We were in the middle of reading a story in our reading group when a girl sat up straight and said "I forgot to put on underwear this morning". I thanked her for sharing and told her we really didn't need to know that. - Karla S.

It was getting close to Christmas break and one of my students says “So I asked my dad if he would buy you a robot lawnmower for Christmas. He said no. So I asked him if had any single friends because you need a husband!” - Eri L.

I overheard two girls talking to each other in the lunch line, "Is that a condom you are holding?" one girls asked the other. "What did you say?" I asked. "I asked if she was holding a condom, you know like ketchup" she responded. I quickly explained that ketchup is a condiment. - Hazel B.

Dr. Seuss’ birthday was on Friday of last week. I asked my class “Who knows what special day is on Friday?” One of my students answered, “Isn’t it National Margarita Day? “ I didn’t even know there was such a day! - Alecia R.

We have 2 Sarah's in the class. Sarah B. and Sarah D. I once said "Sarah, will you come to the back table?" without specifying her last initial. A boy yelled back, "What type of Sarah do you need?" - Bliss F.

I was explaining why my name is spelled the way it is. My grandma’s name is Kay and my grandpa’s name is De. One sweet little girl said “Oh cool! If my parents would have named me like that, my name would be MaryDick!” - KayDe R.

I was teaching science and we had just finished contrasting carnivores and herbivores. I asked them what an animal that eats both plants and other animals would be called. A boy shouted out, “Both-ivores, because they eat both!” - Sara G.

Have a funny story to add? Join our Facebook Group and then post your story in the group. We'll add the ones that make us laugh the most.  

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4 oz. Tacky Glue
Make fun crafts and projects. 
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8 Binder Divider Tabs
Organize lesson plans & papers.
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2 Metallic Markers
Label things with dark surfaces.
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Hang decor, artwork & projects.
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Recommended for ages 4-7.
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5 Permanent Markers
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8 Color Pens
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Picture Book
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Recommended for ages 7-10.
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8 Binder Divider Tabs
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Picture Book
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Recommended for ages 3-8.
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Picture Book
Picture Book
 Recommended for ages 4-8.
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Encourage fun sensory play.
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4 Dry Erase Markers
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Recognize colors & shapes.
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Replace used pencil erasers.
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Picture Book
Picture Book
Recommended for ages 2-4.
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Picture Book
Recommended for ages 4-8.
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Update window treatments.
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5 Neon Dry Erase Markers
Write & erase on whiteboards. 
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12 Scented Markers
Create anchor charts & posters.
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Label supplies & materials. 
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Connect4 Game
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Practice strategic thinking skills.
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Jot down notes & reminders. 
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Trouble Game
Trouble Game
Practice turn-taking & counting.
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Chapter Book
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Recommended for ages 8-12.
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Practice hand-eye coordination. 
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Slime Kit
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Make your own sensory slime.
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Write, doodle & correct papers.
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Backup lessons & printables.
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Recommended for ages 5-8.
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Tab & color-code documents.
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Chapter Book
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