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Colorful Quotes

Here's a flashback to Back to School time!  I never got to post all the activities we did at the beginning of the year.  Colorful quotes is one of my favorites!

I had been on the search for motivational quote posters that were appropriate for my fifth graders.  My second grade ones seemed too "little" for them and all I could find were ones that belonged in a high school classroom.  Then I came across Doodle Art Alley.  They have educational, motivational, and inspirational quotes "doodled" just waiting to be filled in.  I found almost enough quotes for my entire class.  I doubled up on my favorites.

I was soo impressed with how hard the students worked on these and how beautiful they turned out.  They worked for DAYS on these.  My second graders would have been done in 10 minutes!  After they finished coloring, the students partnered up to discuss what they thought the quote meant and how it could apply to our classroom and their learning.

We then glued them onto black construction paper, which really made their bright colors pop.  The posters are now hanging at the front of the room, above the white board where they can all see them.  Of course I don't have a picture of that, but it looks great!  I am so glad that I wasn't able to find a poster at the store and used this activity instead.  So much more meaningful in my classroom.

Looking for more ideas for the beginning of the year?  Check out my Back-to-School board!


  1. I love these!!! My students would LOVE to do stuff like this for indoor recess, and your lesson idea sounds fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  2. These are awesome!!! Thank you for sharing the link! :) :)

  3. These are great. We did a fundraiser and made fridge magnets from them with my class. They were very popular. Spring Sale Fundraiser Success

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  4. I love this idea. I too am from the Ocean state and love the Red Sox. I am your newest follower. What were the quotes you used for second grade?

  5. I love how you used these with your students! Awesome idea!

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  10. I print these in small index card size and tape to the desk so students can doodle as needed during class without terrorizing my desks. Every few weeks I replace as needed.


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