Tuesday, 24 August 2010 22:42

Quote of the Day

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Steve's latest project stems from the "Quote of the Day" discussions that he has used successfully in recent years as part of his classroom's morning routine. This book features 122 inspirational quotes that parents and teachers can discuss with children 8-12 years of age in order to build character and improve the overall classroom or home environment. Along with each quote, Steve provides "talking points that readers can use or reference in these discussions.

Sample Quote and Suggested Talking Point


    "We are the music makers. We are the dreamers of dreams."
    -Willy Wonka

    Suggested Talking Point

    During the factory tour Willy Wonka conducted for the lucky finders of his golden tickets, he asked the kids to sample the various fruits found on his lickable wallpaper. He emphasized that the strawberries actually taste like strawberries and the snozberries taste like snozberries. This quote was Mr. Wonka’s response to Veruca Salt, who argued that there were no such things as snozberries. His point: if there's something humans want to create, they have the imagination and determination necessary to do so, no matter what anyone else thinks.