In the last week in my class, we talked a lot about mindset and how every day we wake up and choose the mindset that we bring to school. We read two great books that focus on "taking care of selves" and how to look at "mistakes as opportunities!" Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg is a light and cheery book that teaches kids that mistakes are okay! We can learn from our mistakes and they are opportunities to make something beautiful! We also read Papa's Mechanical Fish by Candice Fleming. Each time Papa's invention failed he looked it as an opportunity to improve his design. Never once did he complain or give up! The illustrations are fabulous! Sploosh! Swoosh! Clacketa-clacketa-clacketa! What mindset will you bring to the world today?!
Teachers (and parents, of course!) have the potential to make a huge impact on the lives of their students/kids. Join me and commit to reading a picture book every Thursday or the first Thursday of the month if you can't commit to weekly with "Taking Care of Others" or "Taking Care of Ourselves" themes in order to help our students/children learn important traits like empathy, compassion, friendship, persistence, grit, and more! Join me weekly as I blog about our book of the week. Make sure to tweet your weekly choice using the hashtag #TakingCareThurs so we can share books and learn from each other.