Monday, June 4, 2012
Monday Reading Day!
" ...but what I want you, my students, to take away from your school experience is the sure knowledge that, in the future you make for yourselves, anything is possible. If every single person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder that is necessary - the world really would be a better place. And if you do this, if you act just a little kinder than is necessary, someone else, somewhere, someday, may recognize in you, in every single one ofyou, the face of God."
I love this!
"Then we just sat there together watching the pigeons flock back to our building for the night. We listened to them cooing above us, sounding like a million old ladies with secrets."
And I absolutely love the way Clementine thinks. She doesn't love her name. There is a part in the book where she says that it isn't fair that she's named after a fruit and her brother isn't. She says since the only thing worse than being named after a fruit is being named after a vegetable, so she proceeds to call him every veggie name under the sun throughout the book. Spinach, Radish, Rutabaga, Turnip, Zucchini, Lima Bean, Pea Pod, and Celery...I laughed every time!
My professional reading this week? Um, ahem...right, about that? I didn't read a single line of any of the professional books I had planned to try to read. Oh well...maybe next week!