My Star Wars themed room is full of students using their Jedi powers to work on positive growth mindset. We discuss how Yoda describes a growth mindset and make comparisons to Darth Vader's closed mindset. We even use Star Wars to help reflect on our learning by using a 1 (Padawan) to 4 (Master) rating.
My third grade students are hard working and very energetic.
Many of them receive free or reduced lunch daily. Our school is bursting at the seams with children. We have 8 portable classrooms or "learning cottages" outside of the school building.
My students recently wrote their own cause/effect narrative stories. They wanted to share them with other students, so we spent some time with one of the kindergarten classes. The "big kids" were so sweet to the little ones. They all enjoyed this special time together.
I would like to use the double wide storage cart and the requested children's literature books to make a mobile growth mindset library for my class to share with the other 6 third grade classes. Beautiful Oops, After the Fall, and The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes help students see that mistakes are an important part of the learning process. The other titles deal with creating a positive attitude.
Having fun, interesting, and new books will encourage students to learn more about having a growth mindset.
Students will be asked to read one with a friend and then present a short infomercial about the book and what they learned. I would like to then have them share these books with younger buddies at our school.
Growth mindset is a very big movement at out school. We are in need of resources that we can put directly into the hands of our students. Please consider blessing not only my third grade class, but the 6 other classes that will share these items with us.These books have been on my Wish List for over a year. Your donation is deeply appreciated.
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