Learning can be fun and exciting, but it can also be challenging at times. Mrs. Marko, our school counselor, visited our class and helped us to start our year with an open and growth mindset. After Mrs. Marko shared some information, examples, and even a very entertaining video, 2nd graders were quick to realize that having a growth or open mindset could better help them achieve any goal they had… earning more winner tickets in class, getting faster at math facts, becoming a better soccer player on their team, and even becoming an Olympic gymnast someday.
To help visualize these goals, 2nd graders built and labelled a model of their goal with everyone’s favorite building block… Legos!! Before we were done, Mrs. Marko talked with students about their goals, and we also shared our Lego creations and goals on our class’ Seesaw blog. Students may now continue to share comments and encourage each other. With a growth or open mindset, 2nd graders are more ready to face the challenges that come their way.
Mrs. Todd, 2nd Grade Teacher