Reflection: Perseverance Let's Observe Like a Scientist: Do You See What I See? - Section 4: Explain:


Perseverance is an important value to develop in young children. As children grow the academic, social, and athletic demands become greater and it is important to instill in children the knowledge in what it means to persevere.

Perseverance is learned through mastering something that was initially very challenging.  In class when a child works through something that is hard or has that "aha" moment.  I am careful to point out the hard work that went into that learning. I may say WOW! It is just like a Frank in the book A Frog Thing.  You didn't give up and you did it! That is called perseverance and YOU did it!! By the end of the year most of my students will eagerly take on rigorous work with the purpose of persevering. 

One tool I use for teaching perseverance is read alouds and modeling what it means to persevere.  My most favorite strategy for teaching perseverance is goal setting. I create teachable moments using goal setting which creates the perfect environment for teaching perseverance.  Once a goal is set, I remind that child that the work will be hard and we talk about what it means to persevere. Once the goal is met, we celebrate! 

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Let's Observe Like a Scientist: Do You See What I See?

Unit 2: Unit 2: Light Waves
Lesson 1 of 9

Objective: SWBAT analyze and interpret a photograph of light waves and use their observations to create scientific drawing with precision and perseverance.

Big Idea: You can draw like a scientist!! In this lessons students will learn how to create an accurate representations using their observation skills and drawing with precision.

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Science, light wave, Light, scientific drawing, light source
  55 minutes
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