Friday, October 14, 2016

Celebrating Hard Work

Our Growth Mindset Tree has reached its peak foliage this week as we added examples of our final mindset stance "persistence" to its branches. Persistence is sticking with something even when it is challenging, and many of us thought about things we had to try time and time again before we got it right to add to our leaves. Many of us thought about learning to ride a bike as our example of persistence, while others thought of smaller tasks they took some time and effort to learn. 

We've been practicing persistence in our writing especially as we've been editing, revising, and illustrating our small moment stories to make our first "published" piece of writing. We used our CHOMPS checklist to make sure our writing was ready to go:

After putting a lot of time and effort into our stories (and being flexible with our changes) it was time to celebrate all of our hard work! 

Ms. Riley put out our writing along with confetti and party blowers! After admiring our own hard work, we went around the room to read everyone else's stories. After we read a story, we wrote compliments on the back (just like a real book!)

Afterwards, we took a group author photo along with our published pieces! 

While I am so incredibly proud of the time and effort that was put into each and every one of these stories, I hope you are also proud of yourself! Congratulations on your first published piece of writing in second grade, I can't wait to see where we go from here :)

Ms. Riley

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