In the classroom, a lot of learning happens, but also a lot of whining happens.
- I don't have a pencil.
- He touched my shoe.
- She made fun of the way I write.
- He laughed at me.
- This is hard.
- I'm not good at writing.
|(Image from Google; variations of this are found in classrooms at our school)|
Their out-of-town sleepover without us was our "test" to see if he could handle his brother being a "big bother" instead of "big brother." And the result: he's not there YET lol.
|Jason with long hair when he became a "big brother."|
We're glad Jason is one to speak up. When a classmate said, "I can't run. I just can't do it!" and was about to give up, he and his friends cheered her on. With encouraging words, she did it.
We're also glad Jesse's learning "growth mindset" strategies in his own classroom as well. He even showed me the youtube video they watched found here. We constantly talk and use language that helps him connect to different situations.
|After Jesse's first round of frustration, Dad helped him aim.|
|Winning came from not giving up (and from our wallets lol)|
There's always someone who plays harder than you, who runs faster, who writes better, who wins more. If you're giving your best shot, then we're proud of you. If you speak up when something goes wrong, we'll back you up. If you act with authentic kindness, we'll love that you listened. #buryboyswillbeboys