PEC: Bulletin Boards for Physical Education

Title of Bulletin Board: Four Corners of Success

Category: Character Education

Suggested Grade Level: All

Materials: Ellison machine, construction paper, background paper, star border, stars, qoutes from a book


This board is used to reinforce the character traits of effort, commitment, discipline, and motivation. We found a quote that focused on each of those words and placed it under the word. As we are teaching the lesson we refer to the qoute that we are focusing for the day. We also challenged our 5th graders to find additional quotes that fit the words!

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These are the quotes we came up with.

Effort: No one knows what you can do until you try.
Commitment: Counting time is not as important as making time count.
Motivation: Give the world the best you have and the best will come back to you.
Discipline: There is no right way to do the wrong thing.

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Submitted by Joanie lepage who teaches at Hillsdale Elementary in Honey Brook, PA. Additional authors for this idea were Chase Mulry. Thanks for contributing to PE Central! Posted on PEC: 3/25/2009 10:42:06 AM. Viewed 14051 times since 3/23/2009.

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janie harris

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janie harris

I love this board. I put it up in my classroom and the students really like it They added more solgans to it and I was so proud of them. We talks about EFFORT, and Discipline a lot in class.I use the four coners and I ask the students which corner are you? After selceting a corner they have to model that corner for a month without any kind of disciplinary problems.Thank you so much for this board it is a wonderful idea.What other ideas do you have for K-5 in exercising. my student hate to exercise.