A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 10, 2016
“What do math teachers do on Thanksgiving?"/"Count their blessings”

A Thanksgiving riddle about arithmetic/math teachers is:

Q: What do math teachers do on Thanksgiving?
A: Count their blessings.


The riddle has been cited in print since at least 2006.


Brownielocks—Thanksgiving Jokes and Riddles (November 17, 2006)
40. What do arithmetic teachers do on Thanksgiving?
Count their blessings

Facebook
Wishing you a safe & warm Thanksgiving!
November 24, 2010 at 12:00pm
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What do Math Teachers do on Thanksgiving?
Count their blessings

Twitter
Bill Helton
‏@7colonel7
Corny joke...What do math teachers do on Thanksgiving?  Count their blessings!
12:41 PM - 25 Nov 2010

Miss Storto’s Class
What do math teachers do on Thanksgiving?
posted Nov 24, 2011, 8:00 AM by Unknown user
Count their blessings!
I am blessed to teach at a fantastic school and am thankful for my wonderful students who make me look forward to school every day. Happy Thanksgiving!

Twitter
Brendan Podger
‏@tintinaus
Q. What do mathematicians do on Thanksgiving?
A. Count their blessings. #makinglightjokes
2:20 PM - 24 Nov 2011

Miss B.’s Classroom
November 2012
Turkey-Time Thinking Fun (part 2)
(...)
8. What do arithmetic teachers do on Thanksgiving? (Count their blessings.)

Google Books
The Super, Epic, Mega Joke Book for Kids
By Whee Winn
Grand Rapids, MI: Zonderkidz
2016
Pg. ?:
What do math teachers do on Thanksgiving?
Count their blessings

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Thursday, November 10, 2016 • Permalink