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Weekly Themes

Series 1 Elementary Level


Our Weekly and Monthly Themes help establish a “virtue vocabulary” on your campus and provide a focal point for the week or month.

Weekly Themes:

Below - includes sample materials to preview

Monthly Themes:

August through May
September through June

Things to know:
  • Each theme includes 1) corresponding daily broadcast messages from which to choose, 2) a corresponding journal page, 3) a corresponding lesson plan and an additional broadcast message.
  • Best practices include 1) posting themes on marquees, chalkboards, or in parent newsletters and 2) referring back to the themes as teachable moments arise.
  • It's important to remember that your school has entered into a licensing agreement with Project Wisdom. Copying, sharing, or transferring materials to another campus is strictly prohibited and threatens the viability of our small business.
Themes & Journal for
Five-day Weeks
Quotes Message & Lesson Plan

Each of these Weekly Themes has a corresponding journal page which allows students to reflect on the theme of the week. These journal pages are included below.

These quotes encapsulate the weekly theme. Post on marquees, bulletin boards, chalkboards and/or parent newsletters. Additional corresponding broadcast messages with lesson plans.
Note: Even if you are not interested in the lesson plans, there are additional broadcast messages here.
Brotherhood: Working for Peace
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page
We have flown the air like birds and swum the sea like fishes, but we have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers.
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tough Choices

 

Choices: Building Character
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Character is the real foundation of all worthwhile success.
~ John Hays Hammond

Cheating Yourself

Sneak Preview
Choices: Choosing What's Right
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

The greatest power that a person possesses is the power to choose.
~ J. Martin Kohe

Sneak Preview
Catching a Thief

Choices: Deciding Our Future
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice.
~ William Jennings Bryan

We live by choice, not by chance.
~ Hal Urban

The Road Ahead

Courage: Choosing What's Right
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Virtue is its own reward.
~ John Dryden

Brave Hearts

Courage and Confidence: Overcoming Obstacles
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Courage conquers all things.
~ Ovid

Mixing It Up

Courtesy and Manners: Rules for Living
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

There is nothing that costs so little nor goes so far as courtesy.
~ American proverb

Manners Matter
Diversity: It Makes America Great!
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

We were born to unite with our fellowmen and to join in community with the human race.
~ Cicero

Winning Hearts

Diversity: I'm Unique and Unrepeatable!
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Each of us is a unique event in the universe.
~ Juan Mascaro

Everyone Has a Gift

Education: Doorway to Success
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Teachers open the door, but you must enter yourself.
~ Chinese proverb

Education: Doorway to Success

Education: Knowledge is Power
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Knowledge is power.
~ Francis Bacon

Big Ideas

Friendship: Understanding Myself and Others
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
~ Woodrow Wilson

Real Friends/Real Success

Goals, Dreams, and Genius
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.
~ Theodore Roosevelt

Reaching for Greatness

Honesty and Integrity: Rules for Success
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

If I keep my good character, I shall be rich enough.
~ Platonicus

It’s Magic

Kindness and Courtesy: Weakness or Strength?
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
~ Aesop

How to Stop the Bullying

Love: Lessons of the Heart
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Love is the glue that holds the universe together.
~ Unknown

Sharing Our Lives Together

Overcoming Obstacles: Stumbling Blocks or Stepping-Stones?
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

The road to success is always under construction.
~ Anthony Robbins

Overcoming Obstacles

Perseverance: A Tool for Success
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Perseverance is another name for success.
~ Unknown

Rivers Run Through It

Positive Attitude (Keeping a)
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?
~ Unknown

No More Whine

Productive and Proud
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Benefits of Hard Work

Respect: Honoring Those Who Can Teach Us
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

To know the road ahead, ask those who are coming back.
~ Chinese proverb

Wisdom from Our Elders

Respect: Respecting Yourself and Others
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

You will not be respected unless you respect yourself.
~ Mexican proverb

Better Today Than Yesterday

Respect: The Golden Rule
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
~ Aristotle

Good Sport

Responsible Citizenship: Helping Others
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.
~ John F. Kennedy

Playing by the Rules

Role Models: Who’s Influencing Whom?
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

When we see people of worth, we should think of equaling them.
~ Confucius

Johnny the Bagger

Self-esteem: Dealing with Our Anger
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

The weight of a person’s anger drags him down.
~ Ben Sira

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
~ Golda Meir

Underneath the Anger

Self-responsibility: The Choice is Yours
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

No man is free who does not command himself.
~ Unknown

Brainy Stuff

Success: Doing Our Personal Best
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

No man fails who does his best.
~ Orison Swett Marden

Strength of Habit

Success in School: Just Do It!
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.
~Arthur Brisbane

Sleepyheads

Tolerance in Our Global Village
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

The highest result of education is tolerance.
~ Helen Keller

Advantages of Being Bilingual

Wisdom: Educating the Heart
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Knowledge without wisdom is a load of books on a fool’s back.
~ Japanese proverb

Big House/Little House

(Three or Four-day Week)    
Gratitude Attitude
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

She who gives thanks for little will always find she has enough.
~ Unknown

Never Enough

Special Weekly Topics    
First Week of School: Off to a Good Start!
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Education is a gift that none can take away.
~ American proverb

Going Back to the Future

Thanksgiving Week: Gratitude
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
~ American proverb

Count Your Blessings

Winter Holidays: Peace and Charity
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

The best gifts are tied with heartstrings.
~ Unknown

Town Mouse/Country Mouse

Last Week of School: Have a Safe and Fun Vacation!
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Too much rest is rust.
~ American Proverb

Safe or Sorry


Note: Messages that are not included in the above categories include holidays such as Veterans Day, Birth of Mohammed, United Nations Day, Halloween, Asian/Lunar New Year, Black History Month, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, Valentine’s Day, Passover, Easter, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day.

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