We have had two full weeks of exciting activities, lessons, and discussions at school! We started with a formal introduction of the idea of a ‘growth mindset.’ This is an important concept that is integrated in our everyday conversations in the classroom. We are reading the book, Your Fantastic Elastic Brain, and are learning the names and functions of various parts of the brain. This information guides us in our choices, and gives opportunities for all of us to think about our own learning and growth.
Another major topic has been peace education. We have celebrated International Peace Day (9/21) by creating a group art project in which all of the children have been invited to participate. We hope to have the painting finished and displayed in the classroom very soon.
Here are are few pictures to share from around the classroom: