5th Graders Share Inspirational Quotes Reflecting Their Personal Values
Julian Corbett

Last week, the fifth-graders in Class 5A began their advisory program curriculum for the year with an exercise that invited them to think about the values most important to them. With the guidance of their teacher, Linda Beasley, the students then searched for inspirational quotes that expressed these personal ideals. 

The Middle School advisory program creates a dedicated space to support students’ social and emotional growth. During regularly held meetings, faculty lead students in dynamic activities and lessons that help them develop key competencies in effective communication, collaborative problem-solving, conflict resolution, community service and emotional well-being.

After identifying their quotes, Ms. Beasley’s students discussed them in small groups, taking turns sharing what the quotes meant to them. The students capped their lesson off by drawing pictures that creatively expressed the sentiments behind their quotes. 

Take a look at some of the students' quotes and their explanations for picking them below!

Sasha G.
"Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can" -Danny Kaye, Actor
My quote relates to me because I always try my best and give all my attention and effort to the task at hand, and to me the quote means to give life all you have.
Sam F.
"Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can" -Danny Kaye, Actor
It means a lot to me because I try to do all I can in life.

Adam G.
"From what we get, we can make a living. What we give, however, makes a life."
Giving and taking care of each other and of those in need is the true meaning of life. Gathering materialistic things and money with no regard to others is making a living but is not what life is about.
Zachary P.
"It's never too late to do something great"
To me, the quote means after you make a mistake it's never too late to fix it.

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