Keys to Developing a Growth Mindset in Math

It is vital for us to guide our students  into understanding how to develop a growth mindset in math (as well as all other academic areas).  It is vital because it will determine the amount of effort students will put in to engage and learn all those great math lessons, centers, and activities you have planned for them.

What is the Growth Mindset?

Growth Mindset is a concept developed by Stanford University psychologist, Carol Dweck, from decades of research on achievement and success in children and adults.

In a nutshell, growth mindset is the belief (based on years of research) that we are not born with a limited capacity to learn.  But with hard work and perseverance, we can learn new concepts, skills, and strategies.  Whereas a fixed mindset is based on the belief that we are born with a fixed intelligence, or capacity to learn.

Here is a link to one of Dr. Dweck's Ted Talks, titled the Power of Yet.  I highly recommend listening to her.  I am sure you will find her inspiring and give you oodles of ideas for releasing the 'Power of Yet' in your classroom!

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Multiplication & Division Games

These games will give your students the practice they need to master the basic multiplication and division facts.  This pack has 20 Multiplication & Division games – no prep and easy to play!

You know how frustrating it is when you see your students struggling to recall the basic multiplication and division facts!

I've been there too!  That is why I created these engaging partner games!

These 20 no prep Multiplication and Division Games are engaging and easily implemented into your math time . . .  or send them home for homework . . . families love this kind of homework!

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Caterpillars to Butterflies 101

Caterpillars in your classroom is a wonderful hands-on science project about life cycles and it also creates excitement that makes teaching cross-curricular topics a joy, because your students will be so engaged!
If you have never had caterpillars turn into butterflies in your classroom before, I hope you will give it a try!  The children LOVE this!  
   They love watching the little caterpillars grow, 
      they love watching the silent chrysalis, 
         and they especially love the miracle 
              of the emerging butterfly!

Caterpillars in your classroom is a wonderful hands-on science project about life cycles and it also creates excitement that makes teaching cross-curricular topics a joy, because your students will be so engaged!

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Chickens {Primary Flourish}


Springtime is upon us!!!!!  and that means it's time for 'life' in the classroom.  Are you studying life cycles this spring?  

If you are, you are going to love this book by Gail Gibbons, Chicks and Chickens!  This book is filled with fascinating details about chickens and amazing illustrations.

Gail Gibbon's non-fiction books are the perfect launching pad to weave learning across the curriculum.   Here are a few ways to use this book:

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

Her books are loaded with non-fiction text features... so let's go on a non-fiction text feature hunt!  Your student will love searching through the book in search for 'just one more'!
Are you looking for a way to fit science into your day?  This free pack has everything you need to lead your students through the writing process as they learn about chickens.

WRITING

Writing a paragraph about the life cycle of a chicken can be a little overwhelming to some students.  However, teaching them that writing is a process and providing graphic organizers to lead them through the process will result in happy little writers with quite amazing paragraphs - and writing skills to apply to new writing opportunities.
Are you looking for a way to fit science into your day?  This free pack has everything you need to lead your students through the writing process as they learn about chickens.
This 4-flap booklet makes the perfect (and cute) organizer to collect information about the stages to the chicken's life cycle.  When students have completed the pre-write flap book, the rough draft will be a snap with this graphic organizer.

Are you looking for a way to fit science into your day?  This free pack has everything you need to lead your students through the writing process as they learn about chickens.
Who wouldn't be eager to write a rough draft using the pre-write flap book and this graphic organizer that even has suggested transitions!  (and did I say cute?!)

Are you looking for a way to fit science into your day?  This free pack has everything you need to lead your students through the writing process as they learn about chickens.
Rubrics and checklists with transform your students' writing!  The process of going through rubrics and checklists help your students to become reflective writers and take more responsibility in their writing, which also translates in greater satisfaction and positive view of themselves as writers.

Are you looking for a way to fit science into your day?  This free pack has everything you need to lead your students through the writing process as they learn about chickens.
And now (drum roll, please)  your students are ready to publish!  I have provided two options for the publishing step - we all love a choice - right?!

SCIENCE

We've been doing science!  Your students learned so much about science while they were writing!

Are you wanting to delve deeper into science with chickens?  There is the adventure of hatching chicks awaiting... hop on over to this blog post, Hatching Chicks 101 to find out how.
There are a couple freebies over there for you too.

Are you looking for a way to fit science into your day?  This free pack has everything you need to lead your students through the writing process as they learn about chickens.
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