Graduation Quotes

June 25, 2008 at 12:27 am 2 comments

Yes, I have no pictures. I have no pictures today! (only words!)

Here are some quotes from our graduation ceremony (it’s not the most significant of graduation years, but it was nice nonetheless).

There are shortcuts to happiness. Dancing is one of them. – Vicki Baum

Don’t let education get in the way of your learning. -Mark Twain

You gotta have fun. Regardless of how you look at it, we’re playing a game. It’s a business, it’s our job, but I don’t think you can do well unless you’re having fun. – Derek Jeter

And, said by the light of our classroom, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.” -The Little Engine that Could. (This student has autism. He has many special learning needs, and he reminds me constantly that so do we all. He has taught me more in this year than I could ever hope to teach any student).

A room without books is like a body without a soul . – Cicero

Money doesn’t make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million. – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. – Dr. Suess

These children who recited these words tortured us for weeks in rehearsal, but rose, as they always do, for the occasion. It was a lovely ceremony and their words were so well suited and chosen. I will miss this crew.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Em  |  June 26, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Is the Arnold quote a little wierd for a 5th grader?? I think it’s a little weird.

  • 2. Jess K.  |  June 26, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    I agree, but he delivered it pretty well. I didn’t know the kid, but the crowd seemed to get a kick out of it..


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