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Ms. Sansone's Class "Maxim"-izes!
“The difference between my success and failure is my determination!” This is one of the many qualities that each third grade student in Ms. Sansone’s class possesses. As Marshville veterans, many students were familiar with the process of stating the Marshville Maxims and receiving a Marshville t-shirt with the maxims listed on the back. It took little to no time for those students who were new to this exciting tradition to begin instilling these five phrases and joining the buzz of excitement. As promised each student was given the opportunity to receive their very own Marshville Maxims t-shirt and join in the sea of black moving between the walls at school.
This group of students took the requirements for getting their shirt one step further. Not only were students able to recite these maxims to their class and teacher but each student could state their favorite maxim, what it meant to them as a student and how he/she could apply it to their life. One student is quoted saying “Maxim 4 is my favorite (I will not settle for anything less than my best, I will be amazed at what I can accomplish) because it reminds me to work hard all the time and do my best.” Students in all classrooms and at every grade here at Marshville have taken to these maxims as the core values at school. It is one thing that makes being a part of the Marshville Elementary School community so special.
1. I learn more from my mistakes than from my successes.
2. The difference between my success and failure is my determination.
3. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately so is losing.
4. I will not settle for anything less than my best. I will be amazed at what I can accomplish.
5. Reading, writing and the ability to solve problems are the keys to my future.
Written by: Lauren Sansone, 3rd grade teacher
Posted: Oct 22, 2013 by Kerri Edwards