"The free play of art is the result of mastery. " --Ernst Fischer, The Necessity of Art

"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." --Ladybird Johnson

"...a well-trained ear, a well-trained intelligence, a well-trained heart, and a well-trained hand...." --Zoltan Kodaly


Daily Life, 18

Kindergarten Music, early this morning, one very excited child coming in to class--couldn't wait to tell me his news.

Edmund* Ms. N, Ms. N, it's gonna snow every day forever!
Me Really, Edmund? Bet it feels that way.
Edmund* No, it's not that. The man who was telling about the weather on TV last
night said so!

Later that morning, in yet another Kindergarten Music class:

Me Where's Katelyn* today?
Jasper* Oh, she's home sick.
Me Gosh, I'm sorry to hear that.
Jasper* Yeah. She has the slime 'flu.

*Edmund and Jasper are, of course, not these children's real names.

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