Each day I make reflective notes to myself about the day's lesson or activity. We did this one the first day of school, and here are my notes.
The students responded well to the coloring. It kept them occupied without being mentally draining the first day of school. I liked seeing their products, and they seemed to take pride in them. I would definitely do this again. It also was nice that they had something lengthy to do, so they colored some, and then we did hall passes. They colored more, and then we did Celly. The coloring kept them occupied while I handed out notebooks to those who didn't have one.
Link to the site that contains these colorable quotes.
This year, I'm having to come up with a new quote because I will have some of the same students, so I think I've decided on this one.
I will definitely pull the "mistakes are proof..." quote back out for future years. :) If you have suggestions for how to quickly and economically adhere/laminate these to the front, leave a comment. Also, do you have another resource for colorable quotes?