These growth mindset activities are perfect for teachers who are looking for easy-to-use, information-packed, daily growth mindset instruction in the form of warm-ups, bell ringers, or station activities. This growth mindset morning work includes 200 activities, which span across 40 weeks, will give you everything you need to teach your KINDERGARTEN OR 1ST GRADE classroom about all things growth mindset! Please look at the thumbnails and preview to assess the appropriateness for your class.
NOTE: This pack of activities may be TOO DIFFICULT for Kindergarten at the beginning of the school year! I advise Kindergarten teachers to wait for a couple of months to begin OR be prepared to do the activities as a group (or provide extra support). Some warm-up activities will be quick, but others will require discussions and extra time to complete.
Please note that there are 40 TOPICS that come with affirmation posters. You will also find over 40 vocabulary cards to support the new growth mindset verbiage your students will learn. I advise teachers to display the vocabulary as it is introduced (on a bulletin board or whiteboard). INSTRUCTION WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH WEEK TO INTRODUCE NEW VOCABULARY AND CONCEPTS. Be prepared to support students each day during the warm-up as well.
The following topics are covered, week by week, in this full-year growth mindset instructional package:
1- I Have a Growth Mindset!
2- I Love My Brain!
3- My Brain is Like a Muscle!
4- The Harder I Work, the Smarter I Get!
5- My Effort is the Most Important!
6- I Can Do Hard Things!
7- I Have Grit!
8- I Know How to Ask for Help!
9- It's Okay for Me to Make Mistakes!
10- I Believe in the Power of Yet!
11- I Listen to Feedback!
12- I am Not Afraid of Tricky Tasks!
13- When I Struggle, I Grow!
14- I Have Many Strengths!
15- I Can Train My Brain!
16- I am Kind to Myself!
17- I Can Create a Productive Work Space!
18- I Can Help Myself Focus!
19- I Control the Choices I Make!
20- I Can Take Risks!
21- I Know How to Set Goals!
22- I Can Always Learn More!
23- My Mistakes Make Me Better!
24- I Don't Have to Be Perfect!
25- I am Happy When Others Do Well!
26- I Don't Stop Until I'm Proud!
27- My Passions are Important!
28- I am Strong in Mind and in Heart!
29- I am Determined!
30- I Get Smarter When I Practice!
31- When I Say I'll Do Something, I DO IT!
32- I Can Help Myself Feel Better!
33- I Know How to Show Myself Love!
34- I Can Think About Things in New Ways
35- I am Aware of the Things In and Around Me!
36- I Can Challenge Myself!
37- I am Always Learning!
38- I am Patient with Myself!
39- I Dare to Dream BIG!
40- I am a Growth Mindset Expert!
*This product also includes 40 posters for a bulletin board that explain each topic above (a black-and-white copy of these posters is also included).
*A pre-assessment and a post-assessment are also included as well as sample answers (teacher notes) for each week.
*You will also find vocabulary cards to support your student's new learning.
This daily growth mindset activity product is for YOU if you struggle to squeeze in growth mindset instruction or just don't know how to go about teaching it. Your students will get instruction in EVERY AREA of growth mindset with the topics covered!
Please take a look at the activities in this product to best determine how and when to utilize them in your class. Some students or groups of students will be able to use them as a warm-up, bell ringer, or independent station activity. Other students or groups of students may need more support.
The scaled questions with emojis that show up on many of the Thursday exercises are designed for students to reflect on how they feel about the given topic. Students can share their thoughts with a partner, small group, or the entire class. There are no incorrect answers for these exercises.
At the very end of this product, you will find an OPTIONAL cover page and Table of Contents that you can use IF YOU CHOOSE TO BIND all the activities together for each student at the beginning of the year (or the beginning of the instruction). REMEMBER THAT FRIDAY ACTIVITIES SHOULD NOT BE INCLUDED IN BOUND JOURNALS because many of them require cutting and pasting.
Looking for Growth Mindset Bell Ringers for 2nd-3rd grade or 4th grade and up?
GROWTH MINDSET ACTIVITIES- DAILY WARM-UPS FOR 2ND-3RD GRADE
GROWTH MINDSET ACTIVITY WARM-UPS FOR ONE YEAR 4th GRADE AND UP
GROWTH MINDSET COLORING PAGES (with mindfulness activity):
COLORING POSTERS: GROWTH MINDSET AFFIRMATIONS FOR INTERMEDIATE GRADES
COLORING POSTERS: GROWTH MINDSET AFFIRMATIONS FOR PRIMARY GRADES
You may also be interested in the following GROWTH MINDSET ACTIVITIES:
GROWTH MINDSET AFFIRMATIONS POSTERS (with cursive)
GROWTH MINDSET PRIVACY FOLDER OFFICES
GROWTH MINDSET TEACHER NOTES
GROWTH MINDSET BOOKMARKS
GROWTH MINDSET AWARDS
GROWTH MINDSET STICKY NOTES FROM THE TEACHER
GROWTH MINDSET SORTING ACTIVITY
GROWTH MINDSET SORTING ACTIVITY USING STICKY NOTES
GROWTH MINDSET ACTIVITY BUNDLE:
GROWTH MINDSET BUNDLE: AFFIRMATION POSTERS, FLIP BOOKS, TEACHER NOTES, BOOKMARKS, AWARDS, AND PRIVACY FOLDER
GROWTH MINDSET AFFIRMATIONS POSTERS (NO cursive)
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Kirsten has 18 years of experience in elementary education. She has been a homeroom teacher for first grade, third grade, and fourth grade, as well as ESL. She has also been a school counselor for grades PK-6, an ESL pullout teacher for K-6, and a Reading Recovery Teacher. She received her Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and psychology from The University of Iowa and a Master’s of Education in school counseling from Sam Houston State University. She believes that students make the most progress when they are engaged in their hearts as well as their minds. Her resources offer relevant, rigorous, engaging content that nurtures the whole child.
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