Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Encouraging Greatness

Right around the time of the 2012 London Olympics, our principal started off the school year by showing us the Nike "Find Your Greatness" video. He wanted us to encourage students to find their greatness and start the year with motivation to do great things. Last year, I had my kids write short bios on why they were great underneath the heading "FIND YOUR GREATNESS".  It was a great activity and an extremely uplifting one!

Last year came to a close and those giant "FIND YOUR GREATNESS" letters stayed on the wall. I couldn't quite figure out what to put under them again, AND it had taken me for-ev-er to glue each individual letter on the wall. Therefore, I made the executive decision to leave them hanging. 

Yesterday, due to another snow day, I had some free time to let my creative juices flow. I decided to update my lonely "FIND YOUR GREATNESS" letters with encouraging quotes from men, women, and Kid President to start off our 2014 year!

My hope is for students to feel encouraged and uplifted after reading these powerful quotations from people from our past and present. 

Happy Wednesday!


  1. Love this idea! How did you go about deciding which quotes to use? I tried getting a closer look in the pictures, but I couldn't read most of them. Would you mind sharing the quotes? Thanks!

    1. I would love to share the quotes! Email me []

  2. Thank you for sharing this idea so close to the Olympics - there are so many things that can be done with this theme in the upcoming weeks! Great post, great ideas, and great video :)


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