Classroom Management

14 Hilarious Homework Excuses

If you're an educator, you've undboubtedly heard your fair share of excuses from students who don't have their assigned homework with them, which can range from plausible to hilariously absurd.

We've compiled some of the BEST homework excuses that educators in our Facebook community have heard during their time in the wacky world of teaching.

Students' Best Excuses 

1.

"I couldn't do my homework because my room is haunted."
Submitted by Melania Martinez

2. 

3.  

"My gator peed on it."
Submitted by Karen Smith Brangers

4. 

Submitted by Ally Echols

5. 

"A wolf came into my house and took my backpack with my homework."
Submitted by Doug Hinkle

6. 

Submitted by Susan Pryor

7.

"I did my homework, but when the martians came, they sucked all the ink off my paper."
Submitted by Paula Scott

8. 

Submitted by Barbara Bittner Brint Gottlieb

9. 

"A tornado sucked my homework right out of my mom's car."
Submitted by Alyce Grover

10. 

Submitted by Jeannie Griffith Wallace

11.

"A kangaroo ate it."
Submitted by Vicki Lorraway

12. 

Submitted by Tabytha Sidders

13.

"I left my homework in the back of a pickup truck. Went through a carwash."
Submitted by James Dittes

14. 

Submitted by Ralph Swem

 

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