Monday, April 13, 2015

Famous Quote Notebook

Each week I write a famous quote on the white board along with a picture and a little information about the person who said it. I wish I had thought about starting this at the beginning of the year, but I didn't and only started it about 6-8 weeks ago. It is a great jumping off point to learn about so many different people and events from history.
So far we have had quotes from Ronald Reagan, Helen Keller, Robert Louis Stevenson, Vincent Van Gogh, Eleanor Roosevelt, Benjamin Franklin, Booker T. Washington, and more. In the beginning I was doing one a day Monday - Wednesday, but felt that was a little overwhelming. Now I introduce the girls to one a week. This way they have time to mull over the quote and information that I give them about the author of said quote.
I wish I could say that I came up with this idea on my own, but as usual I implemented it after reading this from one of my favorite online bloggers Teachable Moments. I couldn't find the exact link for you. She does something very similar only her girls are a little older the mine and they write out some information about the person in their notebooks as well.
Today I got all my old scrapbook supplies and let the girls go to town making their own beautiful creation out of the notebook of quotes they have collected so far. I think I will keep the notebooks until August when they return and continue on with it throughout the next year. It is always a great icebreaker each morning as they come in before starting into the day's work.

1 comment:

LJS said...

I'm so glad you like this! We started off with our notebook and it got us used to the idea of looking for quotes in our daily lives. Lilah has really taken to it and finds great quotes everywhere.

I don't think I blogged this, I know I Instagrammed it, which raises an interesting point about blogging vs. IG, you can't search IG the way you can a blog and you can't reference an idea or pin it to read later. I have been in a blogging rut lately and this just inspired me to keep going, so we all have points of reference for the ideas that we share with one another.