Build a better student and a better classroom community this year! This collection of thirty-two calendar cards and six motivational quote posters should be a very effective tool to add to your toolkit. Slide into a calendar pocket chart or post one each day and discuss the ideas suggested here with your students. As they internalize the ideas and work on the character-building suggestions on the cards, you will see the results in positive behaviors and attitudes.
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There are more than enough cards for six school weeks and a poster to add to your display once each week. The ideas on the cards come straight from my classroom practice, and the quotes on the posters are ones that I recite to my students often.
The prompts on the cards fall into four categories which I believe are essential to building a great student with positive character traits: personal development, relationship building, collaboration, and community service. Each page contains one card from each category. They are purposely not numbered so that you can decide on the order in which you would like to present them.
I recommend printing these pages in color on cardstock and laminating them so that you will be able to use them from year to year. If color printing is not available to you, just choose grayscale as your printer option. The quote posters can be projected on your smartboard, monitor, or screen and discussed if you prefer not to print them.
I use these with my morning calendar each day as a way to sneak a little character education into the curriculum. Isn’t it just as easy to talk about friendship as it is to notice that we have art class at 9:25?
I hope that these cards and posters will be a great addition to your classroom routine however you choose to present them!