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Yes, I Can! Growth-Mindset Poem and Activities

Grade Levels
PreK - 3rd, Homeschool
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Yes, I Can! is a poem I wrote that celebrates what children can do, as well as embraces that which they cannot, yet, do. Teaching children to have a "Growth Mindset" is crucial in helping them become better learners. After all, in order to succeed at anything, we must persist and push ourselves forward, despite the challenges. Positive self-talk is what helps children persevere and not give up. Yes, I Can! encourages children to adopt positive self-talk. Instead of focusing on 'I can't do it!', it re frames their thinking - 'I can't do it, yet!'

The download includes:

Poem - Yes, I Can!

Follow-up Activity, Fill in the Blanks

Mini-book - The first few pages are adapted from the poem. The last two are student-created (students list one other thing which they can do, and another which is a work-in-progress)

Growth Mindset Poster

Reflection Template

Yes, I Can! by Lora Rozler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Thank you for stopping by. Feel free to visit me here:

Author Website: https://lorarozler.com/

Blog: www.wordsonalimb.com

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/lorarozler

Happy Teaching!


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