Lesson plan and Smartboard file in one!!! Engage your students and have fun while teaching about Perseverance and recycled/trashy thoughts. The file includes a lesson plan on the first page and incorporates a fun icebreaker to start the conversation about Perseverance. Then, students will play a Kooshball game to identify trashy/recycled thoughts. The lesson ends with a student work product example. I have used this lesson with upper elementary students, and it could easily be used with lower middle school students, too.