Posts from the ‘Quotes’ Category


Dance Class.

Jake’s hand in red.

My hand in blue.

Photo by Lily.

Quote by Tim: “Hey, it’s just like blood but only one of them has oxygen.”

Live. Question. Be Joyful.

“Try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language.  Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them.  And the point is, to live everything.  Live the questions now.”

~Rainer Maria Rilke, from Letters to a Young Poet

I LOVE Mail!

And my kids.  And teaching.  And appreciation.

Thank you Harriette, you are so very welcome.  It is really my pleasure darling.

All the hard work is so worth it when I walk into the classroom and you have your legs draped over the side of the chair, when everyone else is out playing, and you are choosing to read instead.

A reader you are, a writer you are, a joy you are.

Lunchtime Chit Chat – Birth Story Excerpts

The other day at lunch the kids were talking about their families and who lives in their house.  Then someone started talking about their birth and it caught fire.

My favorites:

Jacob: (as if he could really remember) “There was a bright light and I was scared of the men when they took me out of my mommies tummy.  Then they laid me on the table and I was scared because there were no toys.”

Asher: “I was there when my sister’s were born – one was upstairs in our house in the pool and one was downstairs in our house in the pool.

Oliver: “I came out of my mommies bum but I dodged all the poop.  And then I couldn’t catch my breath but they wrapped me up and then I could breathe better.”

Zavier: “I thought you came out of your mom’s tummy.  Michelle, that is just gross.”

How To Get To Oliver’s House by Oliver

Go to the hill

Then go through Ohio

Then go over the straight hill

And then go into the drive through

And that’s how you get to my house.

I’ll Take “Rockin”

Today while I was hula hooping in the big yard, Amalie said, “Not only are you my beloved teacher, but you’re my rockin’ teacher too!”


We just hit our 50,000 hit mark for this site, that has been running for a year-and-a-half. It’s amazing to think about all the people who have read about our classroom, been inspired to take on their administration, create their own curriculum and bring excitement and adventure back into the classroom. I’m so grateful everyday for the kids, my co-workers and the autonomy I am given to make this the very best experience possible for our kids. To quote one of my students; “These people are my family, this place is like my home” – as it is for many.

Thank you.


“Michelle, it’s like there are a hundred raindrops in my hand.”

I ain’t yo mama!

“Don’t tell me what to do Michelle! Even though you’re my favorite teacher and I want to be in your class forever, you are not my mom!”

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