Monday, September 24, 2012

It's Monday! What are you Reading?

Thank you Jen and Kellee for hosting this weekly!  To see what others are reading and recommending, or to participate, be sure to check out their blog Teach Mentor Texts :)

This week, instead of sharing books I have read this week, I am going to share a book we have had great conversations about this week in class.  
I read aloud The Dot by Peter Reynolds the first week of school and we have been referring to it a lot because it sparked a great conversation about the power of "yet" in our classroom.  This book launched our discussion about Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset and that instead of saying, "I'm not good at..." we should say, "I'm not good at...yet."  The "YET" shows we are working hard at the skill and have a growth mindset.  To read more about the mindset concept and sharing it with students, click here.  Students have been working hard to include the word "YET" in their statements and have been referring to characters in our read alouds as having a growth or fixed mindset - it's great to hear them practicing and understanding the concept! 

Happy Reading! :)

1 comment:

  1. Love the poster that you created! I think the way that used "yet" is a great lesson for students.