Monday, July 18, 2011

Things I learned in 4th grade sent me to collage

15 comments:

Steph! said...

I LOVED Mrs. Collum!!

K. Marie Criddle said...

Seriously! She was the best teacher ever. Most of my elementary school memories revolve around brilliant things she said to me.

K. Marie Criddle said...

Erp...not that I followed all of her admonitions. I just remember them. :)

Izzybaz said...

Wow. She was a great teacher. I might have to write that on a post it to stick on my monitor. :-)

Izzybaz said...

Oh, and yeah, my "name" is Izzybaz to protect me from ambitious middle schoolers who Google my real name. 8-/

Seriously. They're stalkers.

Kristan said...

Dude. Love this message, love this drawg. Or is it a colla-wg?

This is precisely why I love reading while I write, and why one of my writing teachers said, "You can't think your way out of a writing problem, but you can write your way out of a thinking problem."

Peggy Eddleman said...

I've heard versions of this before, but never in such an entertaining way! This time's gonna stick. I promise.

Oh, and 4th grade rocks. Still.

Yvette said...

Love it! I have an Abraham Lincoln quote posted in my office that says:
"I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work more I have of it."
Kind of a similar idea for lawyers.

Miss Lou said...

Please send me Mrs. Collum's contact.

Thanks.

K. Marie Criddle said...

Chri--I mean Izzy - Dude, I totally hear you. Those middle schoolers are RELENTLESS. I had a kid look me up in computer class while I was in the room once. Ach!

Kristan - Oh, I love that quote! Tweet it so I can favorite it. Oooor I'll just write it down in my notebook like a luddite. :)

Peggy - Ha! I do remember loving fourth grade...probably a lot due to Ms. Collum. Man, teachers are a saintly bunch.

Yvette - Wow, that's a GREAT quote, too. I'll have to write that one down as well! (Maybe with less zebra, though. More top hats.)

Sabrina - Since posting this, I've been trying to google her and find out where she is. I think her first name was Zell? Free cut-up magazines to the person that can find her for me.

Candice L Davis said...

Wonderfully inspiring! I don't understand people who say they can't read at all while they're writing. (No judgment though!)

K. Marie Criddle said...

Candice - I agree! Everyone works differently of course, but I personally need a little fuel on the ride. :) Cheers!

abby mumford said...

this is awesomesauce on so many levels i don't even know where to start, so i'll just say, "thanks, mrs. collum" and "thanks, marie for sharing it with us!"

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Dude, I love the teacher, love the saying, but that zebra scared the socks off me. :) LOL

K. Marie Criddle said...

Abby - You. are. the. most awesomesauce. Thank YOU for liking Ms. Collum, too.

Susan - Hee hee! I think it even scared my kid a little. Imagine the nightmares of whoever actually took that photo. :D