"Nothing is often a good thing to do and always a good thing to say." - Will Durant
Good Manners Calendar
If I Did Nothing and Said Nothing
Other Results of Doing and Saying Nothing
- The shoe boxes would remain empty.
- The kids wouldn't get their presents.
- They wouldn't know that Ms. Kantor's class was thinking about them.
- Their holidays wouldn't be as much fun.
- Our class wouldn't have the satisfaction of making and sending gifts.
- Ms. Kantor would be very disappointed
- I wouldn't be friends with Hannah.
- I'd never get my homework done.
- I'd never answer questions in class.
- I'd flunk fifth grade!!!
Wait! Does that mean I'd be in Ms. Bunder's class forever ???? But if I did nothing, I'd never write anything for her assignments.
So there! Nothing isn't always a good thing to say or do. Something is better than nothing . Isn't that a saying, too?
Today I'm doing something.
I'm making my first announcement to remind everyone to bring in gifts.
Ms. Kantor told me I could suggest ideas for filling the boxes.
- Write a poem or letter to put in the box.
- Put one of your favorite books in the box.
- Put something handmade, like jewelry or a key chain, in the box.
Hooray! Ms. Kantor, Ms. Bunder, and Ms. Yang will be proud of me. Our boxes will be wonderful. The kids will love them.
I hope that we have Mrs. Diorio for a substitute again. Last time we had her, she read us a really exciting book for language arts, and she didn't give any homework. Everyone in the class liked her.
I just reread today's quote: "Nothing is often a good thing to do and always a good thing to say."
This morning I thought the quote was stupid. Now I think it is totally true. I wish everybody took Will Durant's advice.
Especially Ms. Lee, our new substitute.
(What happened to Mrs. Diorio? She was so wonderful!!! Why wasn't she here today?)