Monday, September 15, 2014


Our school's theme is perseverance....again a word I do not like because of its missing r.  We have been having lots of fun learning about what it is and what it looks like.  Last week we read The Most Mignificent Thing and watched a video about the creator of Lego.  You can read about that here.  Today we did a great lesson from a blog that pinterest helped me find.  Check her original idea here.  We started off by eating a Warhead...that candy that starts out super sour, but after 30 seconds is actually sweet.  Almost everyone persevered through the first 30 second.  The faces were hilarious.  Then we described the experience and the two students who spit the candy out thought they should try again.  Then we pulled out Horton Hatches an Egg and students shared how the the book and the activity were similar.  My last question was why are we spending so much time thinking and learning about perseverance?  And then we went on to there were far less groans....maybe they are learning to persevere...a little:-)

Happy Monday,


  1. I'm going to have to pin this. Thank you for sharing. (I'm so glad you blog.)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. We've been talking about perseverance with the book "The Man Who Walked Between the Towers", and I think it's funny that you don't like the word! It's such a pain to spell!

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