Fun, short sayings?

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  1. Lyquidphyre

    Lyquidphyre Comrade

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    So, I have this 4 foot long, flat plastic cut out of Super Grover flying and I am bound and determined to use it in my classroom (whenever I get a job, ha!). I want to have it hanging from the ceiling with a speech bubble coming out of his mouth that says different things all the time. And possibly hang a sign below him that says "Super Grover's thought of the week"
    I would imagine the best way to easily execute my idea would be to "make" a speech bubble that works like a dry erase board so I can easily take it down, erase and write something else. Now, I just need fun sayings!

    Any help would be appreciated =o)

    Here is a picture of him if anyone is curious (please ignore the mess):
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/Lyquidphyre/DSC04166.jpg
     
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  3. JCarchy

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    How cerebral do these quotes have to be?

    If pop-culture (as opposed to pithy scientific, historical, or humanitarian) quotes are allowed, I have always been partial to:

    "I yam what I yam..."

    Popeye the Sailorman
     
  4. gumbita

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    This isn't super funny or entertaining but you could always do a fun fact like if you will be talking about invertebrates that week, you could write "Starfish 'throw up' their stomach and wrap it around their prey in order to eat". Probably the weirder it is, the more attention it will get :)
     
  5. Lyquidphyre

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    I definatly want it to say a variety of things- both pop culture and science related... or anything witty!
     
  6. Jenlovestoteach

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    my new favorite quote is --- attitudes are contagious: is yours worth catching?
     
  7. Lyquidphyre

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    Oh! I love it!
     
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    yeah, that's going to be my motto for my 6th graders in september!
     
  9. Upsadaisy

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    How cute is Grover??

    Stolen from everywhere:

    Believe in yourself!

    If you can dream, you can achieve.

    Keep your attitude bright and your life will shine.

    No learning ever goes to waste.

    Positive attitude is contagious.

    If you think you can, you can.

    Dare to be your best.

    Be yourself. You're all you have.

    Good writers write.

    Before you talk, stop and think.

    No job is done without the first step.

    There is always time for a smile.

    A mistake is just another chance to try again.

    You can't win if you don't play.

    Be a friend to have a friend.

    Before you can care for others, you must care for yourself.

    Nobody is perfect all the time.
     
  10. TulipsGirl

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    I love the idea of having a character doing the talking!!
    It's like having a mascot in your room :)
     
  11. Lyquidphyre

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    These are awesome! Im going to open a word file and save these to use later. I was thinking I could even have a student suggestion box for sayings as well.
     
  12. DizneeTeachR

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    I actually sent these to a friend who is a coach, but some may apply for your idea!!!

    The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle. ~Author Unknown

    Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right. ~Henry Ford

    Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. ~Ralph Marston

    Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat. ~Ann Landers

    Tim Duncan:

    Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.

    "I'm looking for players who make their teammates better. You do that with enthusiasm and passion." -- Mike Krzyzewski

    "You are what you repeatedly do, therefore excellence is not by chance, but by habit." – Aristotle

    What to do with a mistake--recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it." -- Dean Smith

    "The secret is to have eight great players and four others who will cheer like crazy." -- Jerry Tarkanian

    First master the fundamentals.
    By Larry Bird on Fundamentals

    Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control. ~Richard Kline

    The difference between try and triumph is a little umph. ~Author Unknown


    The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. ~Attributed to both Vidal Sassoon and Donald Kendall


    All the so-called "secrets of success" will not work unless you do. ~Author Unknown

    I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. ~Thomas Jefferson

    Sweat is the cologne of accomplishment. ~Heywood Hale Broun

    Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt. ~José Ortega y Gassett

    Frank Lloyd Wright: The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.

    Michael Korda: To succeed, we must first believe that we can.

    Richard Bach: Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.

    Marian Wright Edelman: You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.

    A winner is a dreamer who never quits.

    The difference between an extraordinary player and an ordinary player is that little extra. (Michael Burks)

    Individually we are special, together we are spectacular
    Individuals play the game, but teams win championships

    Winners dwell on their desire, not their limitations

    Winning is about having the whole team on the same page. (Bill Walton)


    TEAM

    T ogether
    E ach
    A ccomplishes
    M ore
     
  13. JCarchy

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    You could also use real, historic quotes and not include the attribution, but let the students try to figure out what world leader, scientist, or other famous person is credited with the statement.

    Award extra credit or points or something to the students who are able to identify the quotation.

    Examples:

    "Nuts"
    - General MacAuliffe (when asked to surrender during the Battle of the Bulge, 1944)

    "Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiam"
    - Winston Churchill

    "Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin"
    - Dwight D. Eisenhower

    "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself"
    - Franklin D. Roosevelt

    jc
     
  14. KDS

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    The first thing that jumped into my head is the list from Robert Fulghum. you can find it on any site, but:


    http://www.peace.ca/kindergarten.htm

    All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sand pile at school.

    These are the things I learned:
    Share everything.
    Play fair.
    Don't hit people.
    Put things back where you found them.
    Clean up your own mess.
    Don't take things that aren't yours.
    Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.
    Wash your hands before you eat.
    Flush.
    Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
    Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
    Take a nap every afternoon.
    When you go out in the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together.
    Be aware of wonder. Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup: the roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that.
    Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the Styrofoam cup - they all die. So do we.
    And then remember the ****-and-Jane books and the first word you learned - the biggest word of all - LOOK.
    Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation. Ecology and politics and equality and sane living.

    Take any one of those items and extrapolate it into sophisticated adult terms and apply it to your family life or your work or government or your world and it holds true and clear and firm. Think what a better world it would be if we all - the whole world - had cookies and milk at about 3 o'clock in the afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap. Or if all governments had as a basic policy to always put things back where they found them and to clean up their own mess.

    And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out in the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.

    [Source: "ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN" by Robert Fulghum. See his web site at http://www.robertfulghum.com/ ]
     

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