Growth Mindset Escape Room | EDITABLE | Digital Version Included

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1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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Want to make a HUGE impact encouraging students to create goals using a growth mindset this year? Use these step-by-step instructions to guarantee student engagement while they learn about how to work as a team to help you find the class' favorite book that was stolen, practice setting goals with a Growth Mindset, and ESCAPE THE ROOM! With a little prep, your students will work as a team to break into a box, which breaks them out of the classroom as they beat the clock! Use any book you want with this activity!

*Designed for 1st-3rd Grade

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There are 3 resources in this ZIP FILE: 1 PDF ready to print for in-person learning, 1 EDITABLE PowerPoint to personalize your experience, 1 PDF with a Google Site Link for Virtual Learning.


Pg. 1 Cover

Pg. 2 Table of Contents

Pg. 3. Directions (Read Carefully BEFORE Activity)

Pg. 4 Materials Needed

Pg. 5 Checklist for Set-Up

Pg. 6 Trapped Letter and Team Building Worksheet

Pg. 7 Clue 1 (Teacher Reads to Class)

Pg. 8 -13 CLUE 1 Materials: Log Growth Mindset Words Sheets (choose the type of lines appropriate for your class), Bag Labels, Mindset Letters to Cut and place in Plastic Bags (you need 8 plastic bags)

Pg. 14 Clue 2 (Teacher Reads to Class)

Pg. 16-20 CLUE 2 Materials (2 Mystery Mindset Decoder Sheets – One for each person on each team. Teacher Answer KEYS)

Pg. 21 Clue 3 Riddle (Teacher Reads to Class)

Pg. 22 Write Your Goal Using a Growth Mindset (3 to a sheet to save on printing)

Pg. 23 – 24 Keys (Place one for each team under tables.)

Pg. 25 Help Cards

Pg. 26 Homework Passes (Optional to use in the BOX)

Pg. 27 Certificate (Optional)

Pg. 28-29 Pictures of Set-Up

INCLUDED: EXTRA Editable PowerPoint to change the mindset words, team names, decoder, riddle or to add names to the certificate.


About 45 minutes to Complete the Activity

Check out the Preview and Video Hook

There is a PDF file with step-by-step instructions, a link to incorporate a YouTube Video to HOOK your students into accepting a mission It can only be solved by working through growth mindset clues and using teamwork. Opening the box, (no locks needed) leads them to escape the classroom to enjoy recess or a library break outside of the classroom. Ideas are included.

MATERIALS YOU NEED TO ADD for the In-Person version: a box, some surprises to put in the box (homework passes and bookmarks are provided), pencils, 8 plastic lunch bags, your class' favorite book, and 4 folders to put the clue sheets inside.

Digital Version: You just need to inform students you received their favorite book back when they complete the tasks. NO PREP TIME IS NEEDED. Approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Check out the PREVIEW!

Students will learn:

⏳ Teamwork Skills

⏳ Setting Goals

⏳ Problem Solving Skills

⏳ Following Directions

⭐This is a great Observation ACTIVITY!⭐

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.


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