The Power of "YET"- When Sophie Thinks She Can't........ by Molly Bang
Even though school is challenging right now, you can be successful with a "growth mindset." Our brains grow as a result of effort and effective strategies!! So, kids don't give up, you may not be able to do something "YET", but with practice and persistence you will!!!! Listen and read along to When Sophie Thinks She Can't...... you too will say, "I'm Getting SMARTER!"
Have fun practicing with the tangram template below. Cut out all seven pieces, they can be arranged to create animal puzzles, just look up Tangrams online!! MATH IS FUN!!!
Tangram Template- A tangram is a geometric Chinese puzzle made of a square that is divided into five triangles, a square, and a parallelogram. The pieces can be arranged into many shapes.
Perseverance - The ability to overcome obstacles and failures in pursuit of a long-term goal. Also referred to as GRIT. If your child is passionate about something, whether it's academics, sports, or a hobby, and he continues to work hard at it after experiencing setbacks and failures, chances are he's showing some perseverance already.
1. Staying with the task and not giving up
2. Showing commitment, pride, and a positive attitude in completing tasks
3. Trying again and again
4. Being patient and willing to work hard
Here's one of my favorite story books on Perseverance "Giraffes Can't Dance", by Giles Adreae A read aloud on YouTube
Giraffes Can't Dance read aloud- Perseverance read aloud for K-2