From the mouths of Miraloma

Quotes from 2014-2015 School Year

“We’re little workers, doing all your jobs.” -A 3rd grader. They’re onto me.

“Did you know that if you don’t have a brother, a sister is good?” -A 2nd grade musing on siblings

“I’ve always wondered what it’s like to be a pig and roll in the mud.”

“It never rains in Fran Sancisco!” -A kindergartner’s opinion of the weather in San Francisco.

“It’s like a jungle, only no leopards.” -1st grader, when observing the scarlet runner beans

“I set my eye down and lost it.” -Kindergartner, while planting potatoes

“It’s magma! I know because I read a space book once.” -Kindergartner, when digging at 1 foot deep hole in the garden.

Quotes from the 2013-2014 School Year

“I’d rather do this then go to recess – this is fun!” -3rd grader when referring to Nature Art

“There’s nothing you can’t do with googly eyes.” -4th grader in reference to nothing garden related. It’s just humorous.

“Don’t ask me – I’m not a good listener.” -4th grader in response to a question I asked.

“I’m going to give these out for Halloween!” -2nd grader right after eating a pickle she made.

Kindergarteners on how to remove gophers: 

(paraphrased) “Get a big foam sword and when the gopher gets close shout ‘hey! get away!’ and then it will be gone.”

“Get a skunk…the stink will make it go away”

“Get a raccoon.”

“Chicken wire.”

“Lift your plants high – like those roses over there (on a house balcony). And then the gophers can’t reach it.”

“Build a really tall fence and then put a roof on it and the gophers can’t get in.”

“Set a booby trap.”

“These burritos are to die for!” – 3rd grader in response to eating a lettuce burrito. It only contains vegetables, FYI.

“It tastes like nectar. Unless you’re sour; then it tastes like buffalo wings.” – 3rd graders on what their imaginary plant tastes like.


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