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Weekly Themes

Series 2 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

Monthly Themes:

August through May
September through June

Things to know:
  • Each theme includes 1) corresponding daily broadcast messages from which to choose, 2) corresponding journal page, 3) corresponding lesson plans and an additional broadcast messages.
  • 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: What We Have in Common
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

No one person can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra.
~ Unknown

That’s So Random

 

Character: Building Character Muscles
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

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

Exploring Our Character

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

When you choose to do your best, you are a success.
~ Anonymous

Look Who’s Watching

Choices: Doing the Right Thing
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Unless virtue guides us, our choice must be wrong.
~ American Proverb

When I do Good I Feel Good

Confidence: Reaching for Your Dreams
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Who has self-confidence will lead the rest.
~ Horace

Staying on Task

Diversity: No Two Alike
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

The one thing we all have in common is that we are all unique.
~ Unknown

What’s in a Name?

Doing What’s Right: Letting our Conscience Be Our Guide
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Ask yourself constantly, what is the right thing to do.
~ Confucius

At the Core
Education: A Gift for Life
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

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

Getting to Come to School

Encouragement: Helping Each Other Succeed
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Catch someone doing something right.
~ Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

The Gift of Encouragement

Encouragement: Working as a Team
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

If you can’t win, make the one ahead of you break the record.
~ Jan McKeithen

Healthy and Happy

Friendship: Encouraging One Another
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

A friend is a gift you give yourself.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Birds of a Feather

Goals and Dreams: Go for It!
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

To make dreams come true, don’t oversleep.
~ American Proverb

Success doesn’t come to you, you go to it.
~ Marva Collins

Directing Your Own Life

Goals and Dreams: Moving Toward Success
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Little by little, one walks far.
~ Peruvian Proverb

Keeping Resolutions

Honor and Integrity: Keys to Success
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Honor is the reward for virture.
~ American Proverb

There is no right way to do the wrong thing.
~ Unknown

Making Amends

Kindness: Helping Others/Helping Ourselves
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

You always help yourself by helping others.
~ American Proverb

I’ll Volunteer!

Kindness: Looking for the Good in Others
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Little kindnesses broaden your heart.
~ Zadik

Think Before You Speak

Kindness: Making a Difference
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

He who plants kindness, gathers joy.
~ American Proverb

Going to the Trouble

Making a Difference by Being Your Best
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

You can make the world better by simply being the best you.
~ Anonymous

Doing One’s Best

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

Be positive, then pass it on.
~ Alexander Lockhart

The Little Engine That Could

Respect: The Golden Rule
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Every American ought to have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated.
~ John F. Kennedy

Look at Me!

Respecting Others
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
~ Confucius

Looking Out for Others

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

Respect yourself and others will respect you.
~ Confucius

Mind if I Don’t Smoke?

Self-awareness: Discovering Me!
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Wherever I go, there I am.
~ Unknown

Did You Do That on Purpose?

Self-responsibility: Taking Charge!
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
~Albert Einstein

Head, Heart, and Hands

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

"Each person builds his own destiny. (Cada quien construye su propio destino.)"
~Mexican proverb

Building Stronger Bodies

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

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
~Henry J. Kaiser

Just Ask

Successful Living (Keys to)
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Little successes pave the way to bigger successes.
~ Mary Kay Ash

Rich Man/Poor Man

Virtue: Goodness in the World
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

A man’s goodness is his only greatness.
~ American Proverb

Virtue is everlasting wealth.
~ American Proverb

Helpful and Happy

Volunteerism: Making the World a Better Place
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

Helpful Hands

Wisdom: Educating the Heart
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

There is no happiness where there is no wisdom.
~ Sophocles

Honest Success

Three or Four-day Weeks    
Courage: Be an Everyday Hero
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

One man with courage makes a majority.
~Andrew Jackson

Heroes of a Different Kind

Nonviolence: Thinking It Through
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

No one has ever been killed by kindness.
~ American Proverb

It Begins With You

Special Weekly Topics    
First Week of School: New Beginnings
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

A good beginning makes a good ending.
~ English Proverb

Getting to Know You

Thanksgiving Week: Gratitude
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

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

Create an Attitude of Gratitude

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

The only gift is a portion of thyself.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Priceless Gifts

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

Always stop to think whether your fun will cause another’s unhappiness.
~ American Proverb

All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.
~ American Proverb

Summer Choices


Note: See additional daily messages for holidays not included in the above categories: Rosh Hashanah, Halloween: Overcoming Fear, New Year, Kakizome, Washington's Birthday, Passover, April Fool's Day, Easter, Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day. and Earth Day. Refer to Project Wisdom Series 1 for the following daily messages: Veterans Day, United Nations Day, Ramadan, Asian/Lunar New Year, Valentine's Day, and Memorial Day.

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