2013 QWI EDUCATION AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT MOTTOS

  • Let knowledge lead you to wisdom. Let wisdom guide you to contentment.
  • If you speak your mind, mind what you speak.
  • We can learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are dull, some have weird names and
    have different colours but they all have to live in the same box.
  • Love one another. Do your best. Choose to be happy. Tell the truth. Keep your promises.
    Help each other. Be present. Laugh often. Show compassion.
  • Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
  • Talking is sharing, but listening is caring.
  • Old time wedding rings were thicker — they were meant to last a life time.
  • Try writing an entrance exam before calling a student ignorant.
  • Learn from others' mistakes — there isn't time to do them all yourself.
  • There is no better exercise for the heart than reaching down and lifting someone up.
  • Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
  • Life is a picture, paint it well.
  • A great oak is hidden in a small acorn.
  • There isn't much to see in a small town but what you hear makes up for it.
  • If everyone cared enough and everyone shared enough, then everyone would have enough.
  • Some come to the fountain of knowledge to drink, some come just to gargle.
  • Character development is the true aim of education.
  • Education will never become as expensive as ignorance.
  • A closed mind is like a closed book.
  • Do not judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
  • Never let your feet run faster than your shoes.
  • If you promise, don't disappoint - deliver - acquire credibility.
  • When we stop listening we stop learning.
  • Life is not a problem to be solved, but a gift to be enjoyed.
  • Contentment is being satisfied with what we have.
  • Hot heads and cold hearts never solved anything.
  • Children may not inherit their parents talents, but they will absorb their values.
  • God made rainy days so gardeners could do their housework.
  • A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step.
  • Wisdom is knowing what to do next - skill is knowing how to do it - virtue is doing it.
  • The modern world thinks too much of its rights and too little of its responsibilities.
  • It is easy to take liberty for granted when it has never been taken from you.
  • It is not the years in your life but the life in your years.
  • A hobby uses spare time.

ROLL CALLS

  • Name a pioneer of this area.
  • Recite a poem learned at school.
  • Name something taught at school today not taught when I was a student.
  • Name one of your school books.
  • Wear green for Saint Patrick and bring a valentine for Saint Valentine's Day.
  • Bring a fruit loaf.
  • Name a country starting with the first letter of your first or last name.
  • Donate blankets, comforters, and towels to the SPCA.
  • Name a country you'd like to visit and tell why.
  • Where did your ancestors come from?
  • State a Canadian historical fact.
  • Name your favourite Christmas book or movie.
  • Bring in extra garden vegetables, jams or jellies to donate to a Senior's Residence.
  • What would you do to cheer up someone?
  • Tell something about your mother that inspired you.
  • Choose a flower and tell about it.
  • Bring a donation for Christmas baskets.
  • Ideas for keeping your heart healthy.
  • Name a recently read interesting book.
  • Tell of a mistake you made, and how you would do it over if you could.
  • Name a tourist attraction in Quebec.
  • Bring toiletries for needy women in the community.
  • What do you read first in the newspaper?
  • Bring a book to lend, and tell about it.
  • What do you have on your shelf to serve an unexpected guest?
  • Tell something you did as a volunteer in the past year.
  • Name a veteran and tell something about her/him.
  • What type of news do you feel is most important in the newspaper?
  • Most immigrants came to Canada and started farming. When did your family come here,
    and are any still farming?
  • What is the most important thing for a healthy life?
  • Name a famous person in the medical field and tell why she/he is famous.
  • Show a quilt or homemade item and tell its story.
  • Name a hobby and bring a sample.