There are a lot of things my first graders must take away with them when they leave my room in June. All the must-have skills are obviously important, but there are some ways of thinking and being that I sure hope stick with them no matter what. A few years ago I found a creative way to display some of the favorite messages that I hope will sink into their hearts. Here are a few pictures.
As you can see, I use them as borders around my calendar. It's nothing fancy, but it is functional and meaningful all at the same time.