I read the book, When Pigs Fly by Valarie Coulman, to the students in class last week. The phrase, “When Pigs Fly” is an idiom used in English that means that something is impossible or very hard to accomplish. The author uses animals to demonstrate that determination, perseverance, an ability to think in new ways (“outside the box”), and hard work often reap outcomes that you didn’t think were possible. This is what having a growth mindset is and how many ideas have come about by people following their heart that anything is possible. My goal as a teacher is to teach students to have a growth mindset with determination, perseverance, hard work, and thinking outside the box so they will have an enthusiasm to continue learning (the beginning of lifelong learning skills).
Thank you for a fabulous year, Division 15!!! I really enjoyed teaching you this year. I’m very sad that we couldn’t be at school together the entire ten months.
Please look on the ‘Accomplishments During Remote Learning” page. We have achieved 45 000 questions! Way to go!!! Also, I have posted up the answers to the math questions.