I teach sixth grade language arts and social studies. I start off each class by going over a "Quote of the Day." I have it written on the board and students write this quote in their Agenda book which is used to record their daily homework. Kids volunteer to explain what this quote means to them. This not only encourages kids to think beyond the books but also allows me to have a part in their character education. I have many compliments from parents because it gives them the opportunity to have an open discussion with their kids when they see the quote written. I get many of these quotes from various websites as well as off the daily Classroom Flyer from the Learning Company School. This only takes about 5-7 minutes and is a great use of class time!