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I just spent the last few days shopping for my classroom and putting stuff up to cover all the bare walls and bulletin boards. I went a little crazy with the quote posters. I love them. And they had a three for the price of two deal and how could I pass that up?!? So I went for it. I think the quotes you put up kinda gives the students a glimpse of what you consider important. I remember my math teacher in high school had this quote on the wall – “Life is 10% what happens and 90% how you react to it.” I’ve seen this floating around on pinterest and facebook, but this quote was almost engraved in me already way back in high school. I remember pondering over it thinking it was such a true quote. I think I copied the quote down onto my notebook.
When I was shopping for quotes, I avoided quotes like – Attitude is contagious, is yours worth catching? or Today is another great day! or Don’t give up! May be I may change my mind about these quotes in the future…. but the truth is, sometimes I want to be left alone having a bad attitude and sometimes I have gray days and I need those…and many times I need a break from trying so hard before trying again. I don’t want a poster yelling at me to keep trying….and I know there are students like me…so those quotes did not get spots on my wall.
Lastly, I was so amused today that I had to share this. Below is something I have not done in a looooong time – handwriting a welcome sign. Our new projectors are not connected yet so for tomorrow’s ‘Meet & Greet,’ I created the below poster. This is a re-do as my first poster had a mistake. And I had to start all over again – I couldn’t possible have a ‘scribble’ on my welcome poster, could I?! There are no ‘delete’ buttons in life. Another great quote.