“The Most Magnificent Thing”

Today, we read the picture book “The Most Magnificent Thing” by Ashley Spires. It’s a great children’s book with a positive and inspiring message. This story is all about a little girl who likes to make things. Her best friend is her assistant who happens to be her pet dog. We won’t tell you too much more as we don’t want to spoil the story for you, but the little girl shows enormous effort, drive and persistence to achieve her goal even though she goes through some trying and testing moments.  This picture book demonstrates the “Growth Mindset” at work – knowing that if you keep on trying, you will eventually achieve your goal! Why not read the book and discover what the little girl (and her helpful assistant) achieve?  We are sure you will be delighted.



Growth Mindset

This year we are focusing on the premise that intelligence can be developed, that through hard work, persistence and great effort, one will improve and achieve great things.  This is called a growth mindset as opposed to a fixed mindset where intelligence is thought of as being stagnant.   So this year we are going to apply great effort and try to always do our very best.  Our class motto is: “Don’t let anything get in the way of you achieving excellence” as seen in our classroom poster:

Achieving excellence