How to Use the PeachQuotes Studio™ Worksheets

Have you been enjoying the PeachQuotes Studio™ Motivational Quotations? In addition to graphically designed quotations you can print, post, share, and pin, PeachQuotes Studio™ has now added companion worksheets for selected quotations! They’ll be embedded into many upcoming Teacher Peach blog posts. These PeachQuotes Studios™ Worksheets will also be included in our Motivational Quotes board on Pinterest. These worksheets have been designed to “customize and go” as this example shows. We also kept the pages light, to make them easy to copy without using much of your toner allotment.

TP PQS Worksheet Winfrey Adventure Dreams

 

Three Simple Steps
Each quotation takes up only a portion of the letter-sized page to leave room for both you and your students to work with the text. In just three simple steps, you can use these in your classroom. 

  1. Print out the worksheet.
  2. Add your own directions or ask a few CCSS questions and send your students “back into the text” for answers.
  3. Make copies or scan your document so you can share it with your students. The horizontal orientation makes these worksheets easy to project on the whiteboard, too.

Ways to Use PeachQuotes Studio™ Worksheets
These worksheets make ideal “in-between” activities:

  • a great free write for early finishers
  • a quick brainstorming pre-write
  • a small group warm up
  • a compare-and-contrast primary source to pair with the lit selections you’re covering in your class

Quotations, by their very nature, are ideal examples to show students how much can be derived from such a short piece of text. Consider a prompt like this one shared by an intermediate-grades teacher:

“Wow. We’ve just spent 10 minutes talking, writing, comparing, and disagreeing about the one little sentence with just 9 words in it! Does this show you how rich words are? Just think about what we can learn from an entire paragraph, or story!”

Keep these quotations worksheets close by as you move through your teaching priorities. You’ll be amazed at how many opportunities you might find to weave them into your teachable moments.

You May Quote Us, Too!
You’ll see these worksheets during the month of January as we showcase goal setting, Martin Luther King’s birthday, and Black History Month. We hope you’ll try using at least a few of them during the month. Tell us any ideas you may have about ways we might make these even easier for you to customize for your classroom.

Speaking of ideas, do you have any ideas for projects? As you head into next week, we have one last question in this post.

Do you have an educational project that could benefit from a $100 contribution and a FREE Teacher Peach product?

Why not DREAM up one (or even 5!)? Enter Teacher Peach’s “Granting Teacher Goals!” High 5 Initiative below.

Teacher Peach Granting Teacher Goals

Any educational project—large or small—is eligible if it helps kids learn, teachers teach, or just makes a tricky learning objective more engaging and exciting to learn—and teach! Through January 31st, you may enter 5 different projects from a single email address, by completing a separate application for each project. Winners will be announced starting February 1, 2016.

We hope you’ll enter your ideas and that these PeachQuotes Studios™ Worksheets will spark you full of even more, great classroom ideas. Share the ways you opt to fold them into your lesson plans to help your students focus on the work at hand, set DREAM-y goals, and honor Martin Luther King and Black History Month. Let us know how you put these worksheets in action in your classroom!

 

“Granting Teacher Goals” High 5 Initiative!

Teacher Peach Granting Teacher Goals

Teacher Peach is so excited to announce a terrific new initiative designed to help teachers bring dream projects to life!

What’s the “Granting Teacher Goals” High 5 Initiative All About?
5 fabulous 5s drive this incredible teacher projects initiative from Teacher Peach. With 5% of the profits from ALL of the January sales on teacherpeach.com, or $500, whichever is greater, Teacher Peach will underwrite our first “Granting Teacher Goals!” High 5 Initiative to honor Black History Month and the many great teachers and educators who consistently and creatively bring amazing educational projects to life!

What Kind of Projects Are Eligible?

  • Any project that is educational in nature is eligible if it helps kids learn, teachers teach, or just makes a tricky learning objective more engaging and exciting to learn—and teach!
  • Your project doesn’t need to be big or incredibly ambitious to be considered.
  • It just needs to make a difference to you and/or your students and you need to tell us about your vision.
  • Sometimes the smallest projects yield the biggest results.
  • We know teachers have many ideas that could spring to life if only it would be possible to infuse even a little bit of money to buy supplies, offset transportation, or cover other necessary expenses.
  • Do you have an educational project in mind that could benefit from a $100 contribution by Teacher Peach’s “Granting Teacher Goals!” High 5 Initiative?
  • Would a product from Teacher Peach help you to achieve top results on your educational project?

Starting right now and throughout the entire month of January, just answer 5 questions related to your proposed educational project idea to become a contender. Beginning February 1, 2016, and continuing for 5 weeks, we will announce one of the 5 winners!

So, 5% or $500 for 5 teachers across 5 weeks just by answering 5 questions! How’s that for a High 5 plan?

If One Is Good, 5 Is Better!
Because we know most teachers are rarely One-Goal Wonders or Single Dream Dreamers, you may enter more than one project, up to a maximum of 5! You may enter up to 5 separate applications for 5 different projects from one email address. Only one project per submitter can potentially receive the $100. We will read all completed applications carefully. We will choose the top 5 projects that our review team believes will make the biggest differences to teachers and/or students and will use the $100 in the most unique and beneficial ways to the project. Be sure each of your 5 submissions is different and compelling!

Send in Your Application Form(s!)
Click here to access the application form for the “Granting Teacher Goals!” High 5 Initiative. To be considered, applications must be received electronically by January 31, 2016. Share why you believe the educational project you’re dreaming of would benefit from $100! Tell us what matters to you about a special goal or dream that’s on your educational to-do list for 2016! Teacher Peach definitely knows amazing teacher goals and dreams when we see them.

High 5 Initiative

What Project Ideas Are on Your DREAM List?
Not sure yet? Jot down lots of ideas and hone in on the ones you like best. Think about “What IF?” as you are commuting to school, walking the dog, or making a cup of tea. Curious to know what kinds of ideas other teachers might be thinking about? Kick off a discussion here. We’d all like to hear from you. Whatever you do, keep dreaming!

Why shouldn’t you try to become one of the five teachers we’ll help to bring their amazing teaching dreams and goals to life? Enter now!

100 Reasons to DREAM BIG!

As we previewed in yesterday’s blog post, Teacher Peach is recognizing Black History Month and Martin Luther King’s birthday in three “DREAM-y” ways:

  1. PeachQuotes Studio™ is about to launch an amazing series of motivational quotations called “Dreams and More” Quotations. This series will showcase quotations by powerful leaders and visionaries including Martin Luther King, Jr., Walt Disney, Oprah Winfrey, and many more. To help teachers infuse these quick learning opportunities into already-busy days and ambitious lesson plans, we’ve even created a worksheet for each quote. Teachers can use the freebie quotation graphic to create quick, meaningful lesson ideas with minimal prep because the worksheet’s all ready to be customized.
  2. In honor of Dr. King’s birthday, we’re also running a special MLK Birthday Sale! Check out the “30 peachy products” Teacher Peach curated and “hand-picked” from our peachy product orchard. They really underscore and reinforce the power of “dreaming BIG!”—and they are DREAM-y!
  3. We really hope this sale inspires teachers to take advantage of the savings because five teachers will benefit from every sale we make this month! We will use a portion of profits from ALL of the January sales on our website, teacherpeach.com, to fund Teacher Peach’s first official “Granting Teacher Goals” High 5 Initiative, designed to help support and enable specific teacher/student educational projects and goals.

Learn more about this incredible initiative below and complete your application today!

Teacher Peach Granting Teacher Goals

What’s the “Granting Teacher Goals” High 5 Initiative All About?
5 fabulous 5s drive this incredible teacher projects initiative from Teacher Peach. With 5% of the profits from ALL of the January sales on teacherpeach.com, or $500, whichever is greater, Teacher Peach will underwrite our first “Granting Teacher Goals!” High 5 Initiative to honor Black History Month and the many great teachers and educators who consistently and creatively bring amazing educational projects to life!

What Kind of Projects Are Eligible?

  • Any project that is educational in nature is eligible if it helps kids learn, teachers teach, or just makes a tricky learning objective more engaging and exciting to learn—and teach!
  • Your project doesn’t need to be big or incredibly ambitious to be considered.
  • It just needs to make a difference to you and/or your students and you need to tell us about your vision.
  • Sometimes the smallest projects yield the biggest results.
  • We know teachers have many ideas that could spring to life if only it would be possible to infuse even a little bit of money to buy supplies, offset transportation, or cover other necessary expenses.
  • Do you have an educational project in mind that could benefit from a $100 contribution by Teacher Peach’s “Granting Teacher Goals!” High 5 Initiative?
  • Would a product from Teacher Peach help you to achieve top results
    on your educational project?

Starting right now and throughout the entire month of January, just answer 5 questions related to your proposed educational project idea to become a contender. Beginning February 1, 2016, and continuing for 5 weeks, we will announce one of the 5 winners!

So, 5% or $500 for 5 teachers across 5 weeks just by answering 5 questions! How’s that for a High 5 plan?

If One Is Good, 5 Is Better!
Because we know most teachers are rarely One-Goal Wonders or Single Dream Dreamers, you may enter more than one project, up to a maximum of 5! You may enter up to 5 separate applications for 5 different projects from one email address. Only one project per submitter can potentially receive the $100. We will read all completed applications carefully. We will choose the top 5 projects that our review team believes will make the biggest differences to teachers and/or students and will use the $100 in the most unique and beneficial ways to the project. Be sure each of your 5 submissions is different and compelling!

Send in Your Application Form(s!)
Click here to access the application form for the “Granting Teacher Goals!” High 5 Initiative. To be considered, applications must be received electronically by January 31, 2016. Share why you believe the educational project you’re dreaming of would benefit from $100! Tell us what matters to you about a special goal or dream that’s on your educational to-do list for 2016! Teacher Peach definitely knows amazing teacher goals and dreams when we see them.

High 5 Initiative

What Project Ideas Are on Your DREAM List?
Not sure yet? Jot down lots of ideas and hone in on the ones you like best. Think about “What IF?” as you are commuting to school, walking the dog, or making a cup of tea. Curious to know what kinds of ideas other teachers might be thinking about? Kick off a discussion here. We’d all like to hear from you. Whatever you do, keep dreaming!

Three “DREAM-y” Strategies to Support Big Teacher Dreams!

January is such a busy time. We are beginning a new year. Many of us just returned from Winter Break—rested, rejuvenated, or at least refreshed when it comes to re-embracing our pre-holiday routines of school and work. When a new year begins, people tend to jump right in, armed with hopes, resolutions, and dreams for a better year ahead.

January is also a time of more celebrations. Most notably, schools and teacher lesson plans focus on to Black History Month and Martin Luther King’s birthday. Through activities, literature selections, social studies curriculum, and so much more, teachers are deftly weaving important learning objectives into their instructional strategies to acknowledge both Black History Month and Martin Luther King’s birthday. Teacher Peach is focused on these celebrations, too.

Three “DREAM-y” Strategies
Teacher Peach is excited to recognize Black History Month and Martin Luther King’s birthday in three powerful and “DREAM-y” ways:

  1. PeachQuotes Studio™ is launching its next series of motivational quotations entitled “Dreams and More” Quotations to showcase quotations by powerful leaders and visionaries including Martin Luther King Jr., Walt Disney, and more. Each freebie quotation graphic comes with quick lesson ideas to fold these quotations into your day.
  2. Teacher Peach has curated and “hand-picked 30 peachy products” that support and reinforce the power of “dreaming BIG!” In honor of Dr. King’s birthday, we’re also running a special sale!
  3. With a portion of profits from all of the January sales on our website, teacherpeach.com, we will underwrite Teacher Peach’s first official “Granting Teacher Goals” High 5 Initiative to help to fund and support specific teacher/student educational projects and goals.

“Dreams and More” Quotations from PeachQuotes Studio™
In its next series, “Dreams and More” Quotations, PeachQuotes Studio™ will share quotations by Martin Luther King, Walt Disney, and other powerful leaders and visionaries. With each blog post in this series, we will showcase a quotation or two and share a freebie quotation graphic for you to share, post, print, and enjoy. We will also provide quick ideas for ways to infuse these quotations in lesson plans as well as some companion worksheets. These quotations make great small-group activities, are ideal for early finishers, and are inspiring ways to jump start Free Write assignments.

There are many ways to access the motivational quotes designed by PeachQuotes Studio™ including on Pinterest. Click on each pin to get right to the blog post and freebie. You’ll also discover a new feature on our blog itself. There’s now a mosaic at the top of the right column to showcase the PeachQuotes Studio™ Motivational Quotes! Just click on a quote you like to get right to a carousel of all the PeachQuote Studios™ images.

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A Special Birthday Sale!
At www.teacherpeach.com you’ll find a newly curated page for Martin Luther King’s birthday. It’s filled with 30 amazing products for teachers, students, and classrooms to support and reinforce the power of “dreaming BIG!” These products include motivating, and meaningful notecards, inspiring classroom products, great graphic totes, and other highly functional, educationally focused accessories to spark and inspire engagement.

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Dr. King was born in 1929. Today, he would be 87 years old. To honor Dr. King’s life and celebrate his birthday, we’re running a special birthday sale! When you shop at www.teacherpeach.com, save $19.29 on every order of $87 or more! Sale runs between today and January 18, 2016.

“Granting Teacher Goals” High 5 Initiative
5 is definitely the magic number with this incredible teacher projects initiative from Teacher Peach. With 5% of the profits from ALL of the January sales on www.teacherpeach.com, or $500, whichever is greater, we will fund Teacher Peach’s first “Granting Teacher Goals!” High 5 Initiative to honor Black History Month and the many great teachers and educators who work so hard each and every day to bring terrific educational projects to life!

TP Granting Teacher Goals! High 5 FINAL LOGO

  • Do you have an educational project in mind for this school year that could benefit from a $100 contribution by Teacher Peach’s “Granting Teacher Goals!” High 5 Initiative?

  • Would a product from Teacher Peach help you to achieve top results
    on your educational project?

Starting January 7th, 2016 and throughout the entire month of January, just answer 5 questions related to your proposed educational project idea to become a contender. Beginning February 1, 2016, and continuing for 5 weeks, we will announce one of the 5 winners!

So, 5% or $500 for 5 teachers across 5 weeks just by answering 5 questions! How’s that for a High 5 plan?

Ready to Dream BIG?
What do you think of these three “DREAM-y” strategies designed to support big teacher dreams? We hope you’ll take part in all three! Enjoy the “Dreams and More” Quotes. Take advantage of the special MLK birthday sale and save $19.29 on any order of $87 or more. Finally, get ready to dust off your dreams and submit up to 5 different educational projects to Teacher Peach’s “Granting Teacher Goals!” High 5 Initiative. Check back tomorrow for our next blog post that will contain the application link!

Why shouldn’t you try to become one of the five teachers we’ll help to bring their amazing teaching dreams and goals to life?

How do you plan to honor and acknowledge Black History Month and Martin Luther King’s birthday in your classroom? Why not exchange an idea or two here to start a “dreamy” discussion?