One of my favorite back-to-school activities for my students was to recite and learn this inspiring, growth mindset poem. Appropriate for any grade, it is a powerful tool for encouraging positive thinking in students.
I've included a full-page version of the poem, plus smaller versions that are suitable to attach into a student notebook. You'll read about how I used it in my classroom and find several extensions for use.
Most importantly, I believe that this poem helped my students developed more of a growth, positive thinking attitude. Enjoy!