Posted on May 15, 2018
Growth Mindset ways to help your child!!!!
TALK ABOUT IT
Talk with your child about his or her day, but guide the
discussion by asking questions like:
– Did you make a mistake today? What did you learn?
– What did you do that was difficult today?
Instead of saying, “You’re so smart!”
praise effort, goal setting, persisting
through challenges, or being creative.
You can say something like:
– “Wow! You must have worked
really hard on this!”
PRAISE THE PROCESS
THE BRAIN CAN GROW!
Remind your child that his or her intelligence is not fixed.
Remind him/her that when things are difficult, her brain grows if she
persists through the challenge. Each time he/she learns something
new, his/ her brain is making new connections. Your child needs to
know this is possible!
ENCOURAGE FAILURE (say what?!)
HELP THEM CHANGE THEIR DIALOGUE
The way your child talks to himself makes a huge impact on his
mindset. If he says, “This is too hard!” help him change that to
“I can’t do this yet, but I will keep trying.” Give him the words to
say when he is feeling defeated by modeling it yourself!
Your child needs to know that failure can (and often
does) happen and it is okay! Remind him/her that each time
he/she fails and tries again, her brain is growing stronger!
Don’t step in to prevent your child’s failure – this is how
he/she learns to persevere in the face of challenges.
first communion 2018
On Saturday, May 5th, the second graders received their First Holy Communion. What a joyous moment it was for each one, as they received the Holy Eucharist for the first time. The children worked beautifully and were well prepared to receive this beautiful sacrament. Congratulations 2nd grade! You make our parish and school very proud!
On Thursday May 10th the St. Mel’s community celebrated the Ascension of The Lord and the May Crowning. Our second graders wore their First Holy Communion Attire as they crowned both the Blessed Mother statue in the front of the church know as Our Lady of Smiles, and the beautiful Blessed Mother statue in the front of the school. May Mary our Blessed Mother provide us with intersession. Pray for us. Oh Mary we crown thee with blossoms today, Queen of the angels, Queen of the May.
Posted on January 22, 2018
Second Grade has been hard at work this year. We have been learning about the States of Matter. We learned what molecules in a solid, liquid and gas look like under a microscope using Cheerios. The children had so much fun with this activity.
In Religion, the students have been learning about the 7 Sacraments and the 10 Commandments as we prepare for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
Posted on October 12, 2017
The Second Grade read the story Johnny Appleseed. After reading the story the children wrote down some facts about Johnny Appleseed. They learned that Johnny Appleseed was not a fictional character he was a real person. To conclude our lesson the children wrote a story title “If I Were Johnny Appleseed”.