As a Kindergarten and First Grade looping teacher, my main focus in the classroom is community. If I’m going to have my same group of students for two years, we all need to be able to work together! A strong classroom community allows for deeper learning, increased engagement, closer relationships, and an investment in school.
Classroom community building starts the minute students walk in the door on the first day of school. My goal in the first few weeks of school is for students to celebrate who they are and recognize their potential to GROW. We take a close look at how everyone in our class is different and how all of us can learn together by having a growth mindset. A strong classroom community equals a happy school year!
This Growth Mindset Classroom Community Building pack includes five essential lessons and materials for the first days of school. These are the lessons, read alouds, and activities that I use in my Kindergarten and First Grade classroom to begin building a strong growth mindset community. Here's what's include in this pack:
*Lesson Schedule (5 days of lessons)
*5 days of lesson plans each including an Introduction, Video, and Activity
Day 1: Focus (My brain is like a muscle), Introduction (brain pre-assessment), Video (Dojo My Brain Is Like a Muscle), Activity (3 differentiated student pages)
Day 2: Focus (Mistakes help me learn), Introduction (read aloud The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes), Video (Dojo The Magic of Mistakes), Activity (3 differentiated student pages)
Day 3: Focus (I can't yet), Introduction (read aloud Giraffes Can't Dance), Video (Dojo The Incredible Power of Yet), Activity (3 differentiated student pages)
Day 4: Focus (My neurons like challenges), Introduction (read aloud The Most Magnificent Thing), Video (Dojo The Mysterious World of Neurons), Activity (3 differentiated student puzzles)
Day 5: Focus (I have a growth mindset), Introduction (read aloud Growth Mindset Pep Talk- included), Video (Dojo Mojo Puts It All Together), Activity (3 differentiated student pages)
*15 motivational posters
*Certificates and vouchers connected to the focus of each day's lesson
Please see the preview for more details about what's included in this pack!
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