We have been researching and developing ideas about growth mindset. One fact we learned is that people with a growth mindset look at challenges as a chance to grow their brain and get smarter. Your kiddos have been challenged to participate in the Tower of Books Challenge (thank you Mrs. Musial for the resource). Participation is optional; however, I would really love for each student to branch out and read different genres and categories of texts. The students have been given a folder that will be kept in their binders. The directions, categories, and a genre resource can be found on the folder. The students will not write anything on the folder. Miss Bennett, Mrs. Cassese, and I will be checking the boxes and giving students the books to glue to their towers. The students must read a whole book to qualify as a challenge book. They will be completing a book evaluation and responding to questions to work on our speaking and listening standards as well as our writing with text evidence standard prior to receiving their colored book strip. I hope this challenge leads to a love of reading for both the students and their families! Happy Reading!