My Favorite Quote

This summer I Heart Grade 3 is having a weekly linky party.  I am super excited about linking up with my first linky party. The topic for this week is my favorite quote.  Oh, how hard this is for me. I would have to say my favorite quote applies to home and school.  



My students and my own kids know that this quote will be said to them in two different situations.  One situation will be if they need help with a task that I know they can do independently.  Such as "My pencil is broken" or "I'm thirsty". If I supply them with the answer or solution immediately, then I am not promoting independent learning.  By just pointing to this quote in my classroom or stating the quote to the child, he or she knows that this situation is something they can solve on their own.  

The other manner that I use this quote is if trouble is brewing between friends. We have all been there and know that murmuring sound of someone about to tattle.  There are times when an adult needs to step in.....BUT in order to build those lifetime learners,  sometimes kids need to work it out on their own.  I love standing back at a distance and watching kids work together to solve a social problem whether it be "But I want to go first" or "She/he says I can't be in their group".  Many times the kids solution is so much better than mine would be and they are happier because they had an opinion in the solution.  

I love this quote and love the lifetime learners that it makes!

Now off to more learning, laughter, and loving! 

8 comments:

  1. This is a great quote for the kids. Thanks for sharing.
    ✿April✿
    Grade School Giggles

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love this quote - really is a great one to use in the classroom!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I keep a poster up and by the end of the year, I just point in the direction of the poster.

      Delete
  3. Great quote! Definitely needs to be hanging in all classrooms!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Kimberly!

    I am so happy that your first linky party is mine! Wow! Thanks for linking up and I am hoping you will be able to join in again and again throughout the summer.

    Monica

    www.iheartgrade3.com
    www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/I-Heart-Grade-3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for all the motivation to blog, Monica! I will definitely be linking up this summer. Working on next week's post right now!

      Delete