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The Dot by Peter Reynolds Read and then create a project for International Dot Day! For activities:

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Beginning of the Year Read Alouds! So excited!

Secondgradealicious: Beginning of the Year Read Alouds! So excited! This book is great for instilling a growth mindset.

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The Dot: Comprehension Questions and Activity Packet

This book study is on the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. The Dot is about having a Growth Mindset and really trying and practicing your craft while having a positive attitude. This is a great lesson any time of the year. Language Arts assessment aligned with common core!


In later models (1974 and onward) in the USA, Mercedes added bumpers that extended out more to meet DOT regulations, as you can see here. They also changed the look of the headlights (twin-sealed). Both of those design changes are widely considered unfavorable by most car collectors.


This product is great for teaching about growth mindset. I used in conjuction with the book "The Dot" by Peter H. Reynolds and discussed with my students how changing something as simple as our words could change our whole outlook on things and ensure that we stay life-long learners.

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Growth Mindset lessons using The Dot, Ish, and Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds

When you are teaching students about growth mindset, I believe it is vital to use stories they can relate to. If they are seeing other characters showing both a growth mindset and a fixed mindset, they will be more likely to understand what each look like.