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Dry-Erase Wall Quotes for may 2021

May: The Month of Memorial Day, Motherhood and Merriment

According to the western or Gregorian calendar, the month
of May is named after Maia, the ancient Greek and Roman goddess of
youth, life, growth, rebirth, love, and nursing mothers. She was also
considered the goddess of plants and the spring season. In earlier
times, when the gentle warmth of May caused flowers to bloom and crops
to sprout, people danced, children made garlands of greenery, and joyful
celebrations were held on May Day, the first day of the month.

The spirit of May-time merrymaking continues to this day,
as May Day is still an established spring holiday in many European
countries. In May, people in the US also remember the country’s wartime
heroes on Memorial Day, the 30th of
the month, when the country celebrates the freedom that their sacrifices
made possible. Another major holiday is Mother’s Day, celebrated in the
US on the second Sunday of May. It’s appropriate that May was chosen as
the month to honor mothers, because as mentioned, Maia, for whom the
month was named, was the ancient goddess of nursing mothers.

One way to get into the spirit of May is to post uplifting
quotes on your whiteboard wall that highlight the joy of this merry
month. In doing so, you’ll provide positive reinforcement for yourself
while working remotely or homeschooling your children, and also create
material for homeschool English, history, and social studies lessons.
The following is a selection of quotes with themes about May and mothers
that you can use for this purpose, and so help to inspire yourself in
the work-from-home office, or encourage your children in their
homeschool studies.

According to psychologist and motivation expert Dr.
Jonathan Fader, reading such quotes can uplift people who are open to
positive, coherent messages that use powerful images and appeal to their
hopeful natures. So, to help maintain an upbeat tone and think about
aspects of yourself that you might want to improve, use your whiteboard
wall as a posting area. Regularly write down three to seven of these
quotes that best resonate with your current work-from-home or homeschool
activities.  With any luck, you’ll find food for thought, as well as a
bit of humor and personal inspiration to help you face daily challenges
and enhance your life.

Dry-erase Wall Reflections on May

“The month of May is the pleasant time; its face is
beautiful; the blackbird sings his full song, the living wood is his
holding, the cuckoos are ever singing; there is a welcome before the
brightness of the summer.”
― Augusta, Lady Gregory (Irish dramatist, folklorist and theatre manager)

“When April steps aside for May, like diamonds all the rain-drops
glisten; fresh violets open every day; to some new bird each hour we
listen.”
― Lucy Larcom (US teacher, poet, and author)

“When purple finches sing and soar . . .
With vernal gladness running o’er—
When joys like these salute the sense . . .
Then waiting long hath recompense,
And all the world is glad with May.”
― John Burroughs (US naturalist, nature essayist and conservationist)

“May: the lilacs are in bloom. Forget yourself.”
― Marty Rubin (US author)

“The golden month of the wild folk — honey-sweet May, when
the birds come back, and the flowers come out, and the air is full of
the sunrise scents and songs of the dawning year.”
― Samuel Scoville Jr. (US attorney, ornithologist, and author of children’s books)

“Queer things happen in the garden in May. Little faces
forgotten appear, and plants thought to be dead suddenly wave a green
hand to confound you.”
— W. E. Johns (WW I pilot and writer of adventure stories)

Horticulturally, the month of May is opening night, homecoming, and graduation day all rolled into one.Tam Mossman (US author)

“It is now May . . . It is the month wherein Nature hath
her fill of mirth, and the senses are filled with delights. It is from
the Heavens a grace, and to Earth a gladness.”
— Nicholas Breton (English poet and novelist)

“May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel most alive.” ―Fennel Hudson (US rural lifestyle and countryside author)

“Make hay in May for you never know what June is coming with and what July will present!”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah (Ghanaian writer and a teacher)

“As full of spirit as the month of May, and as gorgeous as the sun in Midsummer.”
— William Shakespeare (world-renowned English playwright and poet)

“Among the changing months, May stands confessed the sweetest, and in fairest colors dressed.”
—James Thomson (Scottish poet and playwright)

“The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.”
— Edwin Way Teale (US naturalist, photographer and writer)

“Let all thy joys be as the month of May,
And all thy days be as a marriage day.”
Francis Quarles (17th century English poet)

“May . . . it’s full of all the things that make spring
and the brighter part of the year so special. Flowers bud, the sun
shines, and new seeds are sown into the fabric of our lives.”
Jenna Danchuk (Canadian writer, researcher and editor)

“You have to remember to be thankful, but in May one
simply can’t help being thankful that one is alive, if for nothing else.
I feel exactly as Eve must have felt in the Garden of Eden.”
― L.M. Montgomery (Canadian author), Anne of Avonlea

“Along with the greening of May came the rain. Then the
clouds disappeared and a soft pale lightness fell over the city, as if
Kyoto had broken free of its tethers and lifted up toward the sun. And
everyone’s mood seemed buoyant, happy, and carefree.”
 — Victoria Abbott Riccardi (US food, travel and health writer), Untangling My Chopsticks: A Culinary Sojourn in Kyoto

“Mornings in May,
echoed with the call of cuckoos,
sunlight glowed through fresh green canopies of trees.”
― Meeta Ahluwalia (Indian author)

“Another May new buds and flowers shall bring: Ah! Why has happiness no second spring?”
— Charlotte Smith (English Romantic poet and novelist)

“As it fell upon a day / In the merry month of May, / Sitting in a pleasant shade / Which a grove of myrtles made.”
— Richard Barnfield (English poet)

“May is here! The air is fresh and sunny, and the miser-bees are busy hoarding golden honey.”
— Thomas Bailey (US historian and author)

“May, I thought that spring must last forevermore; for I was young and loved, and it was May.”
— Vera Brittain (English nurse, writer, feminist, socialist, and pacifist)

“Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.”
— Thomas Tusser (English poet and farmer)

“May hath come to love us, flowers, trees, their blossoms don; and through the blue heavens above us the very clouds move on.”
— Heinrich Heine (German poet, writer and literary critic)

“What potent blood hath modest May.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Who first beholds the light of day / In Spring’s sweet
flowery month of May / And wears an Emerald all her life, / Shall be a
loved and happy wife.”
— Anonymous

Dry-erase Wall Thoughts for Mother’s Day

“Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.”
— George Eliot (pen name of Mary Ann Evans, English novelist, poet, journalist and translator)

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”
— Abraham Lincoln (16th President of the United States)

“Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.”
— William Makepeace Thackeray (English novelist, author and illustrator)

“When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on Earth.”
— Mitch Albom (US author, journalist, and musician)

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.”
— Gaspard Mermillod (Swiss cleric and writer)

“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.”
— Erich Fromm (German social psychologistpsychoanalystsociologist and philosopher)

“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.”
— Jessica Lange (US actress)

“Mothers can forgive anything! Tell me all, and be sure
that I will never let you go, though the whole world should turn from
you.”
— Louisa May Alcott (US novelist, short story writer and poet)

“My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I
am I owe to my mother. I attribute my success in life to the moral,
intellectual, and physical education I received from her.”
— George Washington (First President of the United States)


“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.”
— Robert Browning (19th century English poet and dramatist)

Dry Erase Wall Paint

Dry-Erase Painted Walls Can Enhance the Quality of Every Room in Your School

Premium ReMARKable dry erase paint is commonly used to transform the drab unused walls of elementary, high school, and college classrooms into an attractive, highly functional writing surfaces for teachers and students to use for lessons and other activities. However, other rooms and areas of a school are often overlooked when it comes to applying quality dry-erase paint; in fact, the paint can easily be used to convert an entire school building into an enhanced educational and communications environment. For example, the principal’s office, the teachers’ lounge, the school cafeteria, the nurse’s office, the music classroom, the art room, the computer room, the library, the gym, and students’ and teachers’ lockers can all become places where top-quality dry erase paint is installed. In this way, virtually every part of a school building can become a place that promotes better learning, interaction, and creativity among administrators, teachers, students, staff, and security personnel alike.

The Principal’s Office

In the principal’s office, a dry-erase wall can serve as a handy place to post teachers’ schedules, academic goals for a semester or year, new curriculum ideas, times for student counseling sessions and parent meetings, ideas for managing the school budget, lists of school supplies to be ordered, maintenance workers’ schedules, and much more. Since principals are responsible for ensuring school security for students, teachers, staff, and visitors, the wall may also be used to brainstorm improvements in security procedures and personnel assignments, as well as an endless number of other activities related to school administration.

When principals meet with parents and teachers to discuss students’ behavior and academic progress, a dry erase wall can serve as an easy-to-use canvas for sharing ideas on helping students improve in these areas. In addition, the wall can be used to list current concerns of parents and community members about school academic policies, athletic teams, extracurricular activities, and the like. When conducting professional development programs and workshops for faculty and staff, the wall can be a place to record ideas for scheduling, creative development of teachers, and new classroom activities.

The Faculty Lounge or Break Room

Teachers typically spend a lot of time prepping bulletin boards in their classrooms, so why not give some TLC to the board in their break room? The area where faculty members take breaks and have lunch is ideal for having a dry-erase painted wall act as a bulletin board and general communications hub. There, teachers can leave notes and reminders for one another, plan lessons together, brainstorm ideas for teachers’ meetings, list break room items to be ordered, post motivational quotes, and more. The door to the faculty lounge can even become a dry erase painted surface for writing items like “the quote of the day,” faculty meeting times, and reminders about upcoming school events.

The School Cafeteria

The cafeteria is an ideal place to have a dry erase wall for listing items such as the daily and/or weekly menu, rules on proper lunchroom etiquette, and state health department guidelines. The vast surface area of a dry erase wall makes it easy to write in large letters to better convey to students the importance of following the rules, and also to allow many lunch menu items and other information to be listed at once in large letters for all to see. In addition, students can write down suggestions for new menu items, reviews of meals, and related ideas.

The School Nurse’s Office

The nurse’s office is an area where the focus is on both the physical well-being of the students and staff and the children’s overall success and life-long achievement. There, a dry erase painted wall can serve as a large space for posting school health guidelines, medical supplies to be ordered, students’ immunization status, referrals for health conditions, and other health-related items, as well as ideas on health and safety awareness, wellness training, healthy eating habits, and more.

The Art Room

Whether it’s used to make doodles and artwork, write inspiring messages to spark creativity, or make preliminary sketches for class art projects, a dry-erase painted wall is an exciting way to perk up a school art room. When students make rough sketches before crafting a finished painting, drawing, or sculpture, they typically waste a lot of paper, causing increased expense for the school and harm to the environment. However, if these sketches are done on a dry erase wall, they can be generated quickly with low-odor markers and then easily erased with a microfiber cloth until an acceptable final sketch is created. Using a marker to draw on the vast canvas of a dry erase wall unleashes spontaneous images more easily than drawing with a pencil on a small piece of paper. When students sketch on a dry erase wall, they feel freer to express their artistic ideas and come up with images that can later be used to fashion finished works of art for class assignments.

The Music Classroom

The music classroom is another ideal place for a dry erase painted wall, as it offers an immense area for creating multiple music staves in less than 15 minutes through the use of a ruler and some 1/8-inch pinstriping available at auto parts stores. Even if a school already has standard five-line music staves in its music room, music teachers might like having a three-line staff for use with first and second graders or staves in different areas of the room that work better for teaching purposes. Music teachers will be amazed at how easy it is to produce the staves with the pinstriping material, and having one or more permanent music staves in the music room will make their lives much easier.

In this way, a dry-erase coated wall offers a space-saving, highly functional addition to a school’s music classroom. The high-quality dry-erase paint produces a tough, attractive writing and drawing surface that resists scratching, staining, and ghosting. And when permanent lines are made on the wall, it saves teachers the hassle of redrawing staff lines each time they erase notes during music lessons.

The Computer Room

Installing dry erase paint on the walls of the school computer room creates a vast area for teachers to write down lesson information when conducting classes, posting rules such as “no food and drink allowed” and “save your data often,” as well as times for using the computer room, and other useful information. In addition, advice on how to use computers, such as which keys to use for PC computer shortcuts, can be written down in large letters on the wall for younger and less tech-savvy students to easily see and study. Another area of the dry-erase wall may be designated for students to write suggestions about improving the computer room, notes to teachers, and the like.

The School Library

Library class time and other time spent in the school library are some of the most important periods of the day in a school’s curriculum, but they often get sidelined and become a secondary priority to course completion and other activities. Installing a dry-erase painted wall in the school library can help to alleviate this problem by helping teachers make library time more exciting for students through class activities involving library use. For example, after a class has read a book, they can create a large “story pyramid” on the dry erase wall using the following structure:

Line 1: One word that gives the main character’s name
Line 2: Two words that describe the main character
Line 3: Three words that describe the story’s setting
Line 4: Four words that state the story’s main problem
Line 5: Five words that describe one main event in the story
Line 6: Six words that describe a second main event
Line 7: Seven words that describe a third event
Line 8: Eight words that provide the solution to the problem.

In this way, the library’s Dry Erase Wall becomes a useful tool for enhancing children’s reading proficiency and interest in reading that can last a lifetime and enhance both their academic and personal growth.