quote by Dirk Kempthorne

Experts say that if children can't read by the end of the fifth grade, they lose self-confidence and self-esteem, making them more likely to enter the juvenile justice system.

— Dirk Kempthorne

Informative Fifth Grade quotations

I knew school was stupid since the fifth grade.

Fifth grade quote A person is up-graded and degraded by his attitude.
A person is up-graded and degraded by his attitude.

I am a Beyonce fan. I’m gonna watch her upcoming documentary because fortunately one of the TVs in our kitchen has closed captioning so I’ll be able to understand what she says. You know Beyonce can’t talk. She sounds like she has a fifth grade education.

Everyone has the brainpower to follow the stock market.

If you made it through fifth-grade math, you can do it.

I have never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished fifth grade a year before I did.

I have this firm belief that I am who I am for a reason.

If I change something, I'm cheating myself of whatever it is I'm supposed to learn from my body. You know, I'm legally blind. I'm 20/750, since I was in fifth grade. I wear glasses and contacts. But I won't even get LASIK.

I forgive nothing. If you stole my orange crayon in the fifth grade, you're still on my hit list, buddy.

The literacy level at Mississippi prisons? Fifth grade.

Can't read, what are you going to do? If you've got a conviction rap, what are you going to do? It's a real crisis.

I did not come from an academic background.

My father was a smart man, but he had a fifth-grade education. He and all his friends were plumbers. They were all born around 1905 in great poverty in New York City and had to go to work when they were 12 or 13 years old.

I don't like heights. This is why I stopped growing at fifth grade.

Somewhere around the fifth or seventh grade I figured out that I could ingratiate myself to people by making them laugh. Essentially, I was just trying to make them like me. But after a while it became part of my identity.

I'd love to go back and teach primary school.

I used to teach fourth grade and fifth grade. I'd love to spend several years teaching kindergarten or maybe third grade.

I've never been jealous. Not even when my dad finished the fifth grade a year before I did.

My first acting job happened by accident when I was really young.

I was in fifth grade and my teacher saw an ad in the paper and took me to the audition after school and I got the part.

I was always a reader. In the fifth grade, I got some sort of prize for having read hundreds of books from the library.

In my fifth-grade yearbook - it's right up there on the top shell - the last page says, "What about your future?" and under my name, it says, "When I grow up, I would like to be either an actor, a radio announcer, an impersonator or a comedian."

[ Mrs. James, my fifth-grade teacher] introduced us to these authors early on and taught us that their literature is important. Langston Hughes - we read his poetry. We studied who W.E.B DuBois was. And so she whetted our appetites.

I grew up singing and dancing, so people have been calling me gay since fifth grade. I've heard everything you could possibly hear about it. But I do love gay people, so I'm not going to act like I was insulted or angry about it.

The first song I wrote, in fifth grade, was totally ripped from Jeffrey Lewis.

My aunt's boyfriend gave me bass lessons, and I played drums for a year in sixth grade. Around seventh grade, I got a guitar and forgot everything else.

I did my first play in fifth grade. This same fifth grade teacher asked me several years later what I wanted to do when I grew up. I knew the most fun I'd had was doing the play in her class, so when I told her that, she began to take me to local theater auditions and became my mentor and friend, and to this day continues to be.

My family moved to Israel when I was eight until I was 10, and then we came back, and my parents split up. I was suddenly in a single-parent home and on scholarship. Fifth grade was such a hard year for me.

I loved school. But when I started 'Party of Five' in the fifth grade, I was taken out of school and tutored on the set.

See, bad things happen to me on field trips.

Like at my fifth-grade school, when we went to the Saratoga battlefield, I had this accident with a Revolutionary War cannon. I wasn't aiming for the school bus, but of course I got expelled anyway. - Percy Jackson

I moved around 13 different times before I was in fifth grade, not having money, not having a lot of friends.

I asked all through third, fourth and fifth grade, when they were asking kids to be in the band, to be in the school band. But they wouldn't let me do it.

I know where "Blubber" came from. It came from stories that my daughter told me when she came home from fifth grade. There was a kid in the class who was being bullied. We didn't even call it bullying then, that's what's so weird. Victimization in the classroom. The word bully was so out, was so not in use for all those years and now it's back big time.

Mrs. James, my fifth-grade teacher, introduced us to some of the great literature of African American culture. I won my first blue ribbon reciting the vernacular poems of Paul Lawrence Dunbar, in particular "Little Brown Baby."

If you don't know the difference between dictatorship and leadership then you got to go back to a fifth grade civics class.

There was something in me, even leaving fifth grade, that hit me and said, "I have to get out of here. I don't know where, and I don't know what else I can do but I'm really not going to end up like any of these people."

I've known Woody Weatherman since fifth grade and I'm 46 so that's a long time man.

So this idea of moving seemed like a good way to sort of represent that metaphorically. It also is something for me personally. When I was in fifth grade - so about 11 - my folks moved us to Denmark.

I wrote a song at age five about algae on the pond by our house, then the next 'real' song was in fifth grade about an unrequited crush.

I've always had different diet kicks.

I grew up in a big Italian family, kind of grew up a chubby kid, then went vegan in fifth grade. I did that for three years, then I went raw in high school. It's always been extreme, but in the last few years I've gotten into balance. I don't restrict myself like I used to.

I remember liking to write stories pretty early on.

In fourth or fifth grade, they would give us the beginning of a story, and we were supposed to finish it. I remember liking that. But I didn't think about deciding to become a writer until high school at about the age of 16.

The Method of Bisection is a sophisticated version of a tool used in fifth grade called "Guess and Check".