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Each month we choose a favorite quote--something fun or something to make you think. See the archive for quotes from previous months.

Next, the first grade had worked very hard on learning all the words of the traditional Thanksgiving song “We Gather Together,” and they sang it with remarkable enthusiasm for the audience. Unfortunately their teacher had not taken into account how difficult the lines “He chastens and hastens his will to make known, The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing…” would be for people whose front teeth had recently fallen out, and I believe that was fourteen of the eighteen first-graders. But their gusto made up for their pronunciation.
           -- Lois Lowry, Gooney Bird and the Room Mother

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