Need to spice up your morning meeting with some meaningful activities? Using a daily quote in your classroom is a great way to boost student morale, jump start deep discussions and allow students to make connections in new ways. Need ideas for how to use daily quotes in your classroom? Don’t stop here!
What is a Quote of the Day
A quote of the day is exactly what it sounds like.. an inspirational quote that students can read and relate to each day.
Quotes of the day can be:
- predetermined by the teacher
- brought in by students
- found by the entire class together (online or in books)
How To Use a Quote of the Day
Typically, during my morning meeting process, I have a time set aside for morning message.
During this time, students read aloud the quote of the day. For beginning readers, I read the quote aloud and then have the entire class echo read it again with me.
After we read the quote, students think-pair-share with a buddy about what the quote means to them.
We then share out to the class about what we think the quote means and if we have ever seen this quote in action.
Students LOVE that they get to relate to the meaningful quotes.
Once a quote is “done” for the day, we vote as a class if we want to keep the quote or move on. If we keep the quote, it gets hung up in a special area of our classroom.
How to Add Learning to Quotes
One great way to continue to incorporate the quotes you’ve explored together is to refer back to them when you are reading.
If you read a book aloud or in a small group that reminds you of a quote, stop and talk about it.
You will be surprised at the connections that even the littlest learners make!
This works perfectly for read alouds, small group books and independent reading time.
Need Some Inspiration?
Finding quotes can be exhausting. Grab these 150 student-friendly quotes for your classroom and get started with a quote of the day today!
Now that you know how to use daily quotes with your classroom, let’s double check your morning meeting routines as well!