Unit 1: Growth Mindset & Goal Setting

Unit 1: Growth Mindset & Goal Setting
Unit Flyer

September 6 - October 21


Click here to download a PDF of an overview of this unit.  This handout includes what your child is learning and ways you can practice at home.

 

Lesson 1: Time to Pay Attention

In this lesson, students will learn that paying attention can look different depending on the situation, for example, listening to the teacher during a lesson, or looking both ways before crossing the street.


You Can Try This at Home

Ask your child to show you how they can pay attention, for example, when you are reading a story with them, explaining a task, or crossing the street.

 

Lesson 2: Everyone Gets Distracted

In this lesson, students will learn that a distraction is something that takes their attention away from something else. They’ll learn different ways to manage distractions, such as reminding themselves to focus, turning away from the distraction, changing places, or politely asking someone to stop a distracting behavior.


You Can Try This at Home

When you need to pay attention or focus on a task at home, ask your child to suggest some ways you can manage distractions.

 

Lesson 3: You Did It!

In this lesson, students will reflect on different skills they’ve learned and talk about how practice and continued effort helped them get better.


You Can Try This at Home

Talk with your child about different tasks and skills they have learned to do by themselves at home, for example, making their bed, getting themselves dressed, etc. Remind them that it took time and practice to get better at these things.

 

Lesson 4: Helpful Thoughts

In this lesson, students will practice using helpful thoughts to encourage themselves and keep going while learning a dance with their classmates.


You Can Try This at Home

Ask your child to suggest some helpful thoughts to encourage you or another family member to complete a challenging task (for example, a school/home/work project, or an exercise routine).

 

 

Lesson 5: We Can Do It!

In this lesson, students will show what they’ve learned about paying attention, managing distractions, and practicing as they learn to draw Pepito, a character from Second Step Elementary animated videos.


You Can Try This at Home

Ask your child to tell you about their experience learning to draw Pepito. Encourage them to draw a family portrait with Pepito in it as a way to keep practicing.


Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2022 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.