Your Fantastic Elastic Brain Activities for Upper Grades w/ Digital Option

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3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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These literature unit activities for Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak now have a digital distance learning option in Google Slides™. Please refer to the final 7 pages of the file for the link and instructions.

Are you teaching your students about growth mindset? Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak is a perfect segue for teaching your students the power of growth mindset. Conceptually, these ideas are perfect for any level, but this literature unit was created for 3rd-6th graders in mind.

I recommend starting the school year (or your growth mindset instruction) with material that teaches students about the brain. This provides students with a solid foundation for build subsequent growth mindset instruction.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a unit created for 1st-2nd grade as well and can be found here: YOUR FANTASTIC ELASTIC BRAIN (LOWER GRADE VERSION)

Infused with reflections, challenges (including a STEM challenge for creating slingshots using rubber bands), and opportunities to identify and clarify growth mindset vs fixed mindset, your students are sure to learn and have a great deal of fun!

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain activities included:

  • Brainstorming ways to use elastics
  • Comparing and contrasting using a Venn diagram
  • Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset
  • Prompts for student reflections
  • A rubber band challenge
  • Identifying parts of the brain and their purpose
  • Fantastic Elastic Brain bookmarks (in full color and black and white)
  • Slingshot STEM challenge
  • Growth Mindset Posters (5 posters in full color and in black and white)
  • Answer Keys where deemed appropriate

NOTE: THIS FILE NOW INCLUDES A DIGITAL DISTANCE LEARNING OPTION!

As of 7/29/20, this product includes a digital option (as well as the no prep printable option). The instructions for utilizing the digital portion appear at the end of the packet.

Technology Requirements:

  • A Google Drive account
  • If sharing with students, a Drive account that is linked to student Google accounts
  • Can be shared/delivered on Google Classroom
  • Only need access to Google Drive--no outside links to worry about!

These file can be used with iPads, chrome books, laptops, and desktops as long as your students have access to Google Drive or Classroom on a device. The digital portion of this product is on Google Slides™.

WAIT! This literature companion is part of a Growth Mindset Literature Unit (MONEY-SAVING) BUNDLE!:

GROWTH MINDSET PICTURE BOOK BUNDLE

THE BUNDLE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING GROWTH MINDSET PICTURE BOOKS:

YOUR FANTASTIC ELASTIC BRAIN (UPPER GRADE VERSION)

THE GIRL WHO NEVER MADE MISTAKES

BEAUTIFUL OOPS BY BARNEY SALTZBERG

THE DOT BY PETER H REYNOLDS

Do you want DAILY Growth Mindset Bell Ringers for ANY GRADE LEVEL? Choose your grade here:

GROWTH MINDSET ACTIVITIES: Daily Warm-Ups for Kinder-1st Grade

GROWTH MINDSET ACTIVITIES: Daily Warm-Ups for 2ND-3RD Grade

GROWTH MINDSET ACTIVITIES: Daily Warm-Ups for 4th Grade and Up

You may also be interested in the following GROWTH MINDSET products:

GROWTH MINDSET AFFIRMATIONS POSTERS (with cursive)

GROWTH MINDSET AFFIRMATIONS POSTERS (NO cursive)

GROWTH MINDSET PRIVACY FOLDER OFFICES

GROWTH MINDSET FLIP BOOKS

GROWTH MINDSET ACTIVITY BUNDLE:

GROWTH MINDSET BUNDLE: AFFIRMATION POSTERS, FLIP BOOKS, AND PRIVACY FOLDER

GROWTH MINDSET QUOTES BUNDLE:

CHARACTER TRAITS QUOTES BUNDLE (with GROWTH MINDSET)

Kirsten Tulsian has 18 years of experience in elementary education. She has been a homeroom teacher for first grade, third grade, and fourth grade, as well as ESL. She has also been a school counselor for grades PK-6, an ESL pullout teacher for K-6, and a Reading Recovery Teacher. She received her Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and psychology from The University of Iowa and a Master’s of Education in school counseling from Sam Houston State University. She believes that students make the most progress when they are engaged in their hearts as well as their minds. Her resources offer relevant, rigorous, engaging content that nurtures the whole child.

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Total Pages
37 pages + Google Slides
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Teaching Duration
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