Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Be not a Dunce.


Use no ill words. 
Tell no lies. 
Hate Lies. 
Speak the Truth. 
Spend your Time well. 
Love your School. 
Mind your Book. 
Strive to learn. 
Be not a Dunce 

The New England Primer of 1777 




Travels

In which Katie thinks on these things...
or not.


Happy Tuesday!

Encourage one another,
Donna

14 comments:

  1. what a fantastic list! I'm pretty sure she will NOT be a dunce :-)

    The part that seems especially important: speaking the truth and avoiding lies. Lying got two mentions! Truthfulness is a timeless virtue.

    BTW, cool pic of Katie. Very retro :-)

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  2. Anonymous12:42 PM

    I suspect the teacher I'm married to who would like this list as a classroom mission statement. :)

    Agree with Susan about the picture -- it doesn't look as retro as 1777, but it does look cool.

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    1. Anonymous12:43 PM

      ^^that was me -- Mary Z.

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      hi Mary Z!

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  3. Anonymous1:47 PM

    I agree with the list, but I think the New England Primer needed to lighten up a bit and say "have fun, too!". : )

    Sarah P. from Iowa

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  4. Did people have fun in 1777? :op

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    1. Be not a dud.

      Be fun!

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  5. Anonymous2:28 PM

    We were doing better in the Revolutionary War in 1777…think if we had not won, we might be our own Downton Abbey. What I really thought when I read the Primer was The Beach Boys Song…Be True to Your School. That is a fun song. :-) love and prayers, jep
    PS Katie pondering in black and white…really great!

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    1. jep I totally thought about that song too!!!! xxx

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      {{{LIKE}}}
      jep

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  6. What an interesting word. I remember when my Mom first told it to my brother and sister and I. We laughed.

    Are you getting a lot of snow today? We are having a blizzard today. Kaish is taking a nap. Gary is driving home from Philly. My Daddy is driving home from work. I hope everyone is safe.

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  7. Be not a dunce is harder than it sounds sometimes (-:

    I tried out for Letter Girl with Be True to Your School. Those are some silly memories.

    Lovely edit. Your "or not" made me giggle!

    Love,
    Di

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    1. Anonymous4:30 PM

      California Girl, that is what you are!
      {{{LIKE}}} jep

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  8. I was thinking about this 'poem' last night. It comes from a school and it is about how to behave IN school. For a minute, I was wondering why they left out obeying your parents....but it is school specific.

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