michelle ObamaThe First Lady visited Savoy Elementary school in May and spoke with the students about the truth about smart and dumb.

"Because the truth is -- and this is important; I want you all to listen up -- no one is born smart.  Do you understand that?  No one is born smart.  No one is born knowing how to read, right?  No one is born knowing how to do math, or no one is born knowing how to play the flute -- all of that comes with a lot of hard work.  And I know your teachers tell you that all the time."

First Lady Obama went on to talk about the importance of effort in achievement and reminded students that even the president works hard!  Her words on mistakes and failure encouraged students that they are "preparing for greatness."

Watch the First Lady's speech, as well as her charming reenactment of freeze tag with the students.

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