"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, 36

In one of the first grade classrooms today,there was an animated discussion over whether or not leprechauns are real.

Finally, James* stood up to settle the dispute. He said to the classroom teacher,

"Mrs. S, let me see that book."

The teacher held up the library book.

James* : Does it have a label on the side with library numbers? Yes? Well, that settles it then! They have to be real, it's in the library!

*James is, of course, not this child's real name.

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