Wisdom Celebration
Contributions from Franklin Township School
Quakertown, New Jersey, USA
Teacher coordinator: Barry S. Kramer
If At First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try Again
One of the American proverbs that I like is if at first you don't succeed, try, try again. This means if you don't succeed the first time just keep trying and you'll soon get it.  Another one of my favorites is the early bird catches the worm.   That means if you wake up enough you'll get to do more of what you want.
Meg Murphy
Curiosity Killed the Cat
This phrase means don't get to curious or something bad might happen. You may look in a bag and see the toy of your dreams.  If your parents find out they won't trust you anymore (plus you won't get the toy).  Cats are always poking around and I think that is where this phrase came from.
Ariel Subourne
Haste Makes Waste
If you rush when you are doing something you will make a mistake. Then you will have to do it all over and you wasted more time.  So make sure you do your work carefully.
Pamela Tagliareni
An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
The more apples you eat less sick you'll get and the more healthy you'll be.  I really recommend that you eat a lot of apples because if you don't you might get the flu and than you might barf or you might have to get a needle.
James Mandaglio
Make Your Own Bed and You Lay In It
Sometimes we make good choices, and bad choices, Lets pretend I have a
Social Studies test tomorrow.  Last night I did not feel like studying, and I watched T. V. instead.  Well I took the test, and I got an F, since I chose not to study.  This saying says we must learn.  To accept the consequences on whatever decisions we make.
Molly Ward
A Stitch in Time Saves Nine
" A Stitch in Time Saves Nine" is a common American proverb. It means that if you have a rip in your clothes you will only have to stitch once unless you wait until it gets bigger, then you will have to stitch 9 more times. It also means that if you have a problem you should take care of it before it turns into a big problem.
Carolyn Coccorese
The Early Bird Gets the Worm
It's important to do things on time because you can miss out on stuff.
For example five kid's go to a party. One kid is for the party. So he doesn't get cake and a favor. That is why you should do stuff on time.
Alexander Meyer
An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
The proverb I picked is "An apple a day keeps the doctor away".  The doctor away." The proverb means if you eat the right foods you won't have to go to the doctor as much. This is one of my favorite proverbs because I hear it a lot.  I take that advice and eat a apple for lunch every day.
Megan Muehlbauer
An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
"An apple a day keeps, the doctor away.  This proverb teaches us that eating healthy.  Apples are very good for they are very good for your teeth and they are very nourishing.  If everybody ate healthy foods, fewer people wouldn't get sick and have to go to the doctor.
Brittany Eustace
An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Meaning eating good food is good for you.
Zachary Loria
Haste Makes Waste
The proverb "Haste Makes Waste" means if you hurry you will eventually forget something.  If you hurry when you are working you will not do your best work and it will be sloppy.  It is better to take your time because you might have to do it over again, and that would be wasting your time.
Susan Bulova
Dead Men Tell No Tales
I think it means -Dead men or anything male can't tell anything about how they died.   Hey those household girls can't tell a thing either. Secrets can't be told after someone dies.
Eric Radwin
Every Dog Has His Day
I think it means, every person some time in life will get good luck.
Caitlin Roseberry
Every Dog  Has  His  Day
When my neighbor's dog had his day it was every day.   His dog eats chicken.  His dog's friend was my dog.  His dog was happy and his day. Every dog will his or her day.

Don't Shoot the Piano Player He's Doing the Best He Can
Don't get mad if a person is very bad at doing something because it might be the best he can do.

Eric Zeilstorf
Don't Wish To Hard You Might Just Get What You Wish For
You may be happy, but you might not.   So be careful what you wish for because when it comes true, it might not be so good after all.
Maggie Bell
It's Only the Tip of the Iceberg
What you've seen so far barely suggests the worst of the problem.  This proverb originated in the mid twentieth century.  The metaphor alludes to the fact that an ice burgs biggest part floats unseen under the water, exposing only the small tip.
Alison Freedman
Play Your Best Don't Win Your Best
I think that even if you do lose a game that does not mean that you are a loser.  I also think that even if you do win a game that you don't have to brag or hurt the other team's feelings.  It also doesn't mean that you are better with everything then them because they just might be better at math or English then you.
Emilie Milcarek
Haste Makes Waste
The proverb "Haste Makes Waste" means if you hurry you will eventually forget something.  If you hurry when you are working you will not do your best work, and it will be sloppy.  It is better to take your time because you might have to do it over again, and that would be wasting your time.
Susan Bulova
Tomorrow is Another Day
Today was not the best day, but tomorrows a new day to start over again.
Molly Rose Connor
Don 't Worry, Be Happy
Don't worry means don't be scared because I'm right here. Be happy means not to be sad be careful and helpful.
Jordan Latanzio
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
The proverb I chose is eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.  I think it means you should enjoy life today because you don't know what will happen tomorrow.
John   Nieliwodski
Don't Shoot the Piano Player, He's Doing the Best He Can
I think it means to be polite to other people not only one.  Clap for people when they try their best.
Ian Jocelyn
If At First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try Again
When you first try something, you probably won't be perfect at it. But, unless you keep on trying, you never will!
Kelsey Newman
Students from 4th grade
Teacher coordinator: Barry S. Kramer
Franklin Township School, Quakertown, New Jersey, USA
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