Today's Quote + Stephen Covey Quote Freebies

I am a *BIG* fan of quotes- I think that is one of my most favorite Pinterest topics right after Education & Fashion. Anytime during the day when I am feeling stressed, I hop on the Quotes page and read through a few to get re-centered.... they are wonderful :)

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?


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  2. Thank you so much for these wonderful freebies! I really appreciate them. I have gotten some quotes form technology rocks, seriously - but I like the way you have your quote posted in your class - I may switch things up next year

  3. I love all the seven habit stuff! What a great (and quick) way to implement them each morning! I'm going to add this to my to do list for next fall! Thanks:)

  4. "be the change you wish to see in the world" is a great one!

  5. I am a huge fan of quotes! Never heard this one, but I'l have to add it to my collection. The quotes section on Pinterest is my favorite!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  6. I put up a new quote each week. Right now it simply says, "Use kind words". Last week, during testing, it said, "Use your brain". Usually I have deeper ones, and I LOVE the technologyrocks. seriously website!

  7. I LOVE that quote... I am printing it off as soon as I get to school tomorrow.

    Ms. Smith
    Adventures of Ms. Smith