Tuesday, August 9, 2011


If you read my last post, you know that I am in a positive mindset and I really want to bring positivity to my coworkers, students, and friends.  In a world where it is extremely hard to stay positive (myself included), I want to make a conscious effort to put my best foot forward and to attempt to make a difference.
I have been debating about what to do in my library area in my classroom for about a week or so now.  I used to have a big school bus to keep up with their reading for each quarter.  I wanted to do something different and a little bit more mature for my fabulous future students.  Since I am on this positive kick, I decided to put some quotes in frames and I am going to line the top of my book shelves with them.  Again, I apologize at the crappy quality of my camera phone. :(

 " A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."
 " It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice."
 "Just for today, no matter where I am going, or what I am doing, or who I am doing it with, It is my intention to focus on the positive."
I hope that my students know and remember these quotes as the year progresses.  I will probably add more to my bookshelves, especially for mini lessons that we may or may not need to build character.  
When I am out in public I constantly notice the number of children that don't show kindness to their parents, friends, sales people, etc.  If I can only reach a class of 25+, then I need to reach them well and really teach them how important kindness is in the real world.
Can you think of any other quotes that are great mini life lessons that I could share with my kids?
Until next life lesson,


  1. Ashley,
    There needs to be more positive nice people in the world like you:) Isn't it sad that it is up to teachers to lead by example and teach manners. Sad but necessary, and I am happy to have to opportunity:) Keep shining your light:)

    4th Grade Frolics

  2. I remember I loved reading all the quotes and posters on the walls of my classrooms when I was little

  3. Love the quotes! In college one of my teachers had quotes all over her room and would change them constantly I absolutely loved it!


  4. I love quotes like these, thanks for sharing as it does keep a good outlook when glancing at them!

  5. LOVE THIS! Can't wait to have a classroom of my own! In love with the positive messages too- a positive outlook&attitude can completely change a person's life for the better!

  6. Love these! I try to stay positive too...makes life much more fun! lol!