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Book of the Month

Our November/December Book of the Month is After the Fall by Dan Santat. In this story, we meet Humpty Dumpty after his fall. He is afraid to climb the ladder to the top of the wall he famously fell off of. Kids will root for him as he faces his fear and ends up soaring with a surprising ending! This tale aligns perfectly with our Mindset for Learning and reinforces the message of:
  • * Ownership: Taking charge of your own learning
  • * Persistence: Sticking with something even when it is challenging
  • * Perseverance: Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success
  • * Resilience: When you are having trouble, pause, take a breath and clear your mind then get back up and keep working!

Our September Book of the Month is Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller.  We chose this book to start off the year as it does a great job of providing an overview of kindness along with clear examples to make the concept of what it means to be kind more concrete.  It touches upon both the individual and global impact of being kind and points out that while it may not always be easy to be kind, each small act can make a difference.  This is a perfect book to read at the beginning of the year to start a conversation about kindness and set expectations.