I began noticing a few weeks back that my lovely thirdsters were starting to get early summer fever. We subsequently got over a foot of snow (blah!), but I introduced my most favorite quote to them at that time and they seemed to love it almost as much as I did. It's from Stephen Covey, of 7 Habits fame, and is just sosososo powerful:
Sigh.... isn't that just wonderful?! It has helped me redirect certain behaviors I have seen by simply asking, "Are you being a model or a critic?"
Of course, although I would love to keep this up all day, every day, I do switch it up about every week or so using some other wonderful resources.
My most favorite go-to is Shannon over at Technology Rocks.Seriously and Sweet Blessings. I *know* you have seen her amazing work all over Pinterest and beyond, and her posters are colorful, simple, powerful and free! Be sure to check out both of her blogs and her Printables page for some wonderful inspiration.
We hang these quotes below our calendar and schedule so they are easy to see and are very visible:
It's something I can then reference during Morning Meeting or any of our 7 Habits work. I have really liked this simple new addition to our room!
If you're interested in the "Today's Quote" sign, click HERE.
If you're interested in the Stephen Covey quote, click HERE.
Another fun site I've just recently found is Doodle Art Alley. They have loads of coloring quotes covering all topics! These are a great activity for early finishers during Ketchup & Pickle Time and are not too young for my thirdsters, which is a win!
Do you use quotes in your class? What are some of your favorites?