3 Days of Quotes: Day 2

Just a quick refresher on the rules:

  1. Post three consecutive days.
  2. You can pick one or three quotes per day.
  3. Challenge three different bloggers per day.

Well, for today’s theme I’ve decided to focus on my other favourite author: Dr. Seuss. Now this says a lot about my personality really. If I could, I think I would live in a Dr. Seuss book. The colourful pages and beautiful words all strung together are perfection in my mind. I didn’t really think anyone could not like Dr. Seuss until I started teacher’s college. My last placement was in kindergarten (aka: hell on earth!! Until I was brain washed by the cute little munchkins and now I want only to be there!), and the teacher hated Dr. Seuss! She didn’t even have any of his books in her classroom – how sad!

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.

This quote pretty much sums up my life. Fantasy and nonsense are rulers in my life, in moderation of course. But especially when I am working with children!

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go. Oh! The Places You’ll Go!

I see this on walls of almost every classroom I’ve been in. It’s a favourite in the teaching community because it empowers students to decide for themselves where they are going to go. Giving children those moments to choose their own path and future is amazing.

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.

In the community that I live in, it’s really sad to say it but parent’s don’t read to their children! A lot of students are neglecting this aspect at home. Sometimes it’s because mom and/or dad have to work 3 jobs just to keep in government assisted housing. Sometimes it’s because mom and/or dad are too busy with their friends or new girlfriend or boyfriend to care. When I go into a class, I always take books with me. I’ll sit with students during independent reading time and make up silly voices for them. Sometimes it’s the only reading time with an adult they will have all day.

My nominations for today:

Orange Owl Diaries

1617 Sunshine Ave. 

The Starlit Octave Band

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