Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Spelling words 9-23

Oops! I boo booed and forgot to update yesterday! I remembered when I got home, but I didn't have the list with me. Oh well. Here they are!

has
wag
bad
six
will
sat
had
fix
him
if
can
hit
blue
even
study

School is going well this week. We have started our structured reading program and now have small groups going as well as Daily 5. I hope that your students are having a great time and learning a lot!

Something I did want to mention is that research shows that praising a student for working hard is much more valuable to their learning than praising them for being smart. I've been impressing on the students that I am more concerned that they are putting forth their best effort than whether they are intelligent or not. I know that each of these students can be successful through hard work, and knowing math or reading is not an innate skill. Everything we learn in life takes practice and hard work. I am also emphasizing the value of making a mistake. Brain research and educational research shows that a person learns MUCH more by making a mistake than getting the questions right. Mistakes are part of a healthy process of learning. So, if you get a paper home from your child that is filled with mistakes, take it as a learning opportunity and help them persevere and figure out those questions that were wrong. Eventually, with hard work and practice, they'll learn what they need to know. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

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