October Greatness Goal - Persistence

October Greatness Goal - Persistence
Posted on 10/16/2015
This is the image for the news article titled October Greatness Goal - PersistenceThis is the 2nd year we are focusing on Eight Greatness Goals with all students at CV. We review all eight goals in September and then focus on one each month.

We are teaching students that all of us are working on growing these skills so they become habits.

Our brains are like our muscles; when we practice, we can make these skills stronger and grow our brains!

Classrooms set monthly goals to work on growing these skills.

There are many experiences that happen to us each day that can lead to a 1-minute conversation about persistence, or cooperation, or one of the other Greatness Goals.

Watch the newest edition What's New at Country View to learn more about persistence. 

Just about any piece of literature, news story, or mundane errand can provide an opportunity to talk about a Greatness Goal. We encourage you to ask your child about the Greatness Goal the classroom has set for October which is PERSISTENCE, and to point out examples you recognize at home.

Here are just some examples of children’s picture books that are fun to read together and could be used to spark some conversation about Persistence:

A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker
Little Puppy and the Big Green Monster by Mike Wohnutka
Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
You Will be My Friend by Peter Brown
Can I Play Too by Mo Williams
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Williams
Waiting is Not Easy by Mo Williams
The Olympic Kids by Marty Pine
Olympig by Victoria Jamiesn
Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg
Making Friends by Kate Perry

Here are Some Websites with More Information about Persistence:

http://www.momentsaday.com/5-activities-to-help-your-kids-learn-perseverance/

http://www.kidspot.com.au/six-ways-to-teach-your-kids-persistence/

http://www.karentuiboyes.com/2014/05/11-ways-to-promote-persistence/