Hip, Hip, Hurray! We began our homework this week, and we are reminding ourselves that we need to have a growth mindset when sitting down to do it each day. That means we are learning how to have a positive attitude with challenges we face. We have reading, writing, and math work. We are building reading stamina, and doing word work.
We are working on counting and number patterns. We are practicing our math facts.
We are even trying to challenge ourselves to do more than is required.
We are learning how to build our resiliency and grit, so we can continue to learn and improve in our work at school and at home. This was an important main idea in the book we read by Peter Reynolds, The Dot: be courageous, make your mark and keep on going to see where it takes you.
We skyped with classes in Hawaii, New York, Illinois, Vermont and South Carolina and British Columbia, Canada to celebrate International Dot Day. They all agreed that this is an important message for us. It was fun for us to connect with them to share our learning. Thank you skyping friends!
Watch these two great videos I found on our new blogging friend’s blog, Ms. Moore’s Class in Hobart, Tasmania. They, too, are learning about the importance of a growth mindset.
We are beginning the Student Blogging Challenge this week. We are excited to start looking at blogs from other classes around the world. We want to say thank you to our new blogging friends in Ms. Moore’s Class for sharing your learning with us!