Sunday, September 9, 2018

What's Your Motto?

On this day, September 9, in 1850, California became the 31st state to join the United States. California had just signed a treaty with Mexico that ended the Mexican-American War. A treaty is a written agreement between two or more countries.

Shortly after the war ended, gold was discovered on the American River near Sacramento, California, and the gold rush began bringing many settlers looking to strike it rich! The first piece of gold was discovered by James W. Marshall and he yelled 
"Image result for eureka!"when he found it. 

Eureka is a Greek word that means "I have found it" and this word became the motto on the state seal.

A motto is a short sentence or phrase that describes a person's beliefs.

Every person has a motto that best describes them, and the motto that is special to me is by Dr. Seuss. 

Image result for dr seuss why fit in when

Sometimes, fitting in to school, sports, or even at home can be challenging. Everyone wants to be "normal" but normal is not always the best way to be. Every person has their own special talent or character trait that makes them unique. Think about what character traits or talents make you unique.

When we use these special skills or talents, we can stand out and be different from everyone else. When you wake up each morning, you have the choice to  Stand Out  and be the best person that you can be. You don't even need to make a big difference to stand out.  Some ways to stand out include:

Being extra kind to a classmate

Extra helpful to your parents

Or even following your teacher's directions better.

Create or find a motto that best describes you and explain why this motto is special for you (make sure to give credit to the person you quoted).

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