What a great week of learning!
We started our week with a new Growth Mindset goal," It is not about how quickly I finish, It is about the effort I put forth to complete the task." Students discussed in groups their thinking about the statement and we read about famous successful people who took longer to accomplish their greatness.
We started a new read aloud this week. We watched a book trailer to get us excited about our new book, The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen:
In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner's motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword's point -- he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage's rivals have their own agendas as well.
As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner's sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.
An extraordinary adventure filled with danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will have readers clinging to the edge of their seats.
This book is filled with historical action as well as a puzzle to solve by the end of the book. We are in for a wonderful adventure with this one.
Have a wonderful long weekend!