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Ramon loves drawing anytime, anything, anywhere. But his pleasure quickly turns into frustration and shame when his older brother points and laughs at Ramon’s drawing of a vase of flowers. From this moment, Ramon attempts to make his drawings “look right” (perfect) and loses all enjoyment in the process. Ramon eventually just gives up. However, Ramon’s attitude changes when he discovers that his younger sister Marisol had been sneaking his crumpled drawings into her room and hanging them on her wall. Marisol’s walls become a gallery of crumpled art.
Read aloud: ISH written by Peter Reynolds
Growth Mindset classroom anchor chart
Poster (author quote) for discussion and display
Bulletin board lettering “The Crumpled Paper Gallery” and decorative flowers
White construction paper - cut to 12” by 15” OR consider cutting the paper into a variety of different sizes and allowing students to choose
-ish art templates
Consider showcasing the finished drawings on a bulletin board with the lettering and decorative flowers (provided), the Peter Reynolds’ quote (provided), and the Growth Mindset anchor chart. Add white Christmas lights and WOW!
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Growth Mindset: The Dot
Growth Mindset: The Power Of Yet
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