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Mrs. Remick from La Junta CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing our Brains Through Persistence, Mistakes and Challenges!

Help me give my students the literature and resources to support a Growth Mindset. Integrating growth mindset lessons into our classroom will help students learn and grow!

  • $325 goal

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My Students

I have been an elementary educator for twenty-three years. For the past two years I have had the privilege of working with enrichment students. In a regular classroom, teachers have to teach many students at different ability levels with very different needs. Classroom teachers differentiate curriculum and activities to help students be successful. If a teacher is unable to differentiate then students may not have their individual needs met. My position allows me to assist the classroom teachers and advanced students through an enrichment pull out program.

Every student deserves to be taught at their instructional level and at their own pace.

My enrichment students need to be challenged and often pushed to the next level. Some of my students struggle socially and often need critical thinking skills and real-life experiences.

My Project

The materials from this project will assist in teaching students how to have a growth mindset. With a fixed mindset, it is believed that intelligence cannot be changed and people are either born smart or act smart but with a growth mindset, it is believed that intelligence can change with hard work, perseverance and challenges.

Reading aloud helps students learn how to use language and make sense of the world.

These read alouds will help teach a growth mindset. The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires is about a girl that has an idea and knows it will be the most magnificent thing. She tries and fails numerous times. She feels frustrated but she never gives up. This book will help students understand how to take a break and try again. The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett helps teach students that we all make mistakes and the best thing we can do is to learn from them.

Mrs. Remick
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
24pcs Candy Colors Portable Steno Memo Notebook MiniDaily Mini Diary NotePad(8 Colors) By Alimitopia • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
What Should Danny Do? • Amazon Business $17.34 1 $17.34
Ready-to-Use Resources for Mindsets in the Classroom: Everything Educators Need for Building Growth Mindset Learning Communities • Amazon Business $14.09 1 $14.09
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Nonni's Moon • Amazon Business $12.82 1 $12.82
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Sproutbrite Classroom Posters for Decoration - Educational, Motivational & Inspirational Growth Mindset for Teacher & Students - 2 Poster Pack - 16"x24" Each • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
I Can't Do That, YET: Growth Mindset • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Growth Mindset Playbook: A Teacher's Guide to Promoting Student Success • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Not Yet • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
What If Everybody Did That? • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $4.88 1 $4.88

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