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Weekly Themes

Series 3 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.
Attitude: Choosing a Positive Attitude
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

The most important choice you make everyday is the choice of your attitude.
~Alexander Lockhart

Expecting the Best

 

Attitude: Keeping My Face to the Sunshine
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
~Helen Keller

Creating and Sharing Positive News

Caring: Show the World You Care
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Let man (grow) toward the whole world a heart of love.
~Buddhist proverb

Wisdom of the Ages

Character: Making Wise Choices
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

A person's true character shows when nobody's looking.
~Anonymous

A Hero's Character

Character: My Character Counts!
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

A fair character is a fair fortune.
~Irish proverb

What Kind of Person Do I Want to Be?

Choices: My Choices, My Future
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Every time we make a choice every time we swing into action we need to think about where we want our lives to go.

Respecting the Land

Citizenship: I Can Make a Difference
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
~Theodore Roosevelt

Extraordinary Possibilities

Confidence: Daring to Be My Best
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

I dare you to think bigger, to act bigger, and to be bigger.
~William H. Danforth

You're Not the Boss of Me

Determination: Determined to Be My Best
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination.
~Tommy Lasorda

From Impossible to Possible

Diversity: We're Different and Alike
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

We are more alike, my friends, than unalike.
~Maya Angelou

Finding the Dream

Education: Lessons to Learn
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Two heads are better than one.
~Anonymous

Learning to Learn

Education: We're a Community of Learners
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

The more you share with others, the more they'll share with you.
~From Oh, Bother! Someone Won't Share

Books Take You Places

Goals: Road Maps to the Future
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Being a star may not be your [future], but being the best you can be is a goal that you can set for yourselves.
~Bryan Lindsay

Four-leaf Clovers

Great Lives, Great Dreams
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

One person's dreams can change the lives of millions.
~Maya Angelou

Practicing Compassion

Helpfulness Makes a Difference
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
~Anne Frank

May I Help You?

Helping Others, Helping Ourselves
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

To [help] is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and whole heart.
~Pearl S. Buck

Each One Matters

Hugs, Humor, and Laughter
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

A merry heart does good, like medicine.
~Hebrew proverb

Lighten Up

Kindness: Making a Kinder World
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Always be a little kinder than necessary.
~James M. Barrie

Simple Kindness

Moral Courage: Doing What’s Right
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Few persons have courage enough to [admit] their faults.
~American proverb

Sticks and Stones

Obstacles: Lemons or Lemonade?
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

When fate hands you lemons, make lemonade.
~Dale Carnegie

Force for Good

Perseverance: I'm Up for the Challenge
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Don't shy away from a big challenge, you may surprise yourself.
~Rabbi Israel Goldstein

Traits of Explorers

Respect: I Respect You. I Respect Me.
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Learn politeness from the impolite.
~Egyptian proverb

Don't Be Late

Respect: Lessons About Anger
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

It takes two to make a quarrel.
~Mexican proverb

Mighty Powerful

Respect: Respecting Those Who Teach Us
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

He who gives to me teaches me to give.
~Danish proverb

Appreciating Those Who Teach

Respect: Simple Things Make a Difference
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Be careful of your thoughts; they may become words at any moment.
~Sara Gassen

Little Voice Within

Respecting Others: The Golden Rule
Corresponding daily messages
Note: When using page 65 as part of this weekly theme, begin the message with: "The Golden Rule is part of at least seven of the world's religions."
Corresponding journal page

He who does good to another does good also to himself.
~Seneca

Instant Mean

Responsibility: Building Character Muscles
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

If someone gives you a privilege, you owe them a responsibility.
~Anonymous

Counting for Something

Responsibility: Doing Your Best
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

I do the very best I know how, the very best I can.
~Abraham Lincoln

All in Good Order

Smiles: A Universal Language
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Everyone smiles in the same language
~Anonymous

Beauty Secrets

Success: (Keys to)
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

The secret of finding joy in work is doing what you are excellent at.
~Pearl S. Buck

Adapting to Change

Success: How to Be a Real Winner
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

I must admit that I decide how successful a person is by how much he or she helps others.
~Margaret Mead

Helping: A Winning Tradition

Three day Week    
Uniqueness: I Am Unrepeatable!
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

You are an unrepeatable human being with a unique gift only you can give the world.
~Anonymous

One of a Kind

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

From good beginnings come good endings.
~American proverb

Clean Slate

Thanksgiving Week: I'm So Thankful
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Think about your present blessings - of which you have many.
~Charles Dickens

Celebrate Life!

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

Everyone has a gift for something, even if it is the gift of being a good friend.
~Marian Anderson

Get Creative!

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

Cloud Watching


Note: Messages that are not included in the above categories include special days such as Rosh Hashanah, Facing a Community Disaster, Halloween, Attending Performances, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday, Buddha’s Birthday, Easter, Mother’s Day, National Library Week, Memorial Day, and Teacher Appreciation Week.

Refer to Series 1 for the following: The birth of Mohammed, Hanukkah, Veteran’s Day, United Nations Day, Ramadan, New Year’s Day, Asian/Lunar New Year, Black History Month, Passover, Cinco de Mayo, Valentine’s Day, and Memorial Day.

Refer to Series 2 for the following: Kwanzaa, Kakizome, Washington’s Birthday, April Fool’s Day, Earth Day, and Say No to Drugs.

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