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Pursuing Excellence for Tomorrow's Challenges




THIS WEEK AT CASCADE......



MONDAY, APRIL 21
  
Tutoring 3:15-4:30
TUESDAY, APRIL 22
  
ROTATION (4th Grade)
Recorder Karate 8:00 - 8:20 am
1ST Grade STEM - Tower Building - Truscott's Class 3:15 - 4:00
Culture Awareness After School Program 3:15 - 4:30
Tutoring 3:15-4:30

WEDS, APRIL 23
ROTATION
ROTATION (4th Grade) 
Tutoring 3:15-4:30
 Culture Awareness After School Program 3:15 - 4:30


THURS, APRIL 24
ROTATION
ROTATION (4th Grade) 
Mrs. Stueck and Mrs. Ellis class to Chief for a Day!
Kinder STEM - Tower Building - Truscott's Class 3:15 - 4:00
3rd GRADE HIGHLY CAPABLE 3:15-4:30
4th GRADE HIGHLY CAPABLE 3:15-4:30

Tutoring 3:15-4:30
 Culture Awareness After School Program 3:15 - 4:30
FRIDAY, APRIL 25
ROTATION
ROTATION (4th Grade) 
Spirit Day - Fancy Dress up Day!
Tutoring 3:15-4:30
Grade K, 1, 2 Culture Awareness After School Program 3:15 - 4:30

  • APRIL 15 - HABIT #5 CELEBRATION LUNCH
  • APRIL 15 - PTO MEETING LIBRARY 11:15 - 12:15
  • APRIL 22 - CASCADE NIGHT AT BLUE SPOON
  • APRIL 25 - SPIRIT DAY
  • APRIL 26 - APPLE BLOSSOM YOUTH PARADE
  • MAY 5 THRU 9 - TEACHER APPRECIATION

Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset
 
Dear Cascade Parents:
 
How often do we tell our children they are smart when they perform well on assessments or assignments? How often were you told you were smart as a child? Do you often think you are smarter in one subject, but not in another? “I’m not a math person…” How did you form such assumptions about your intelligence? This is a fixed mindset.
 
There is a growing body of research in the field of neuroscience which shows children (and adults) perform best when they are given feedback on their performance related to their effort, not ‘smarts.’ Children who believe that effort translates into progress toward or mastery of a goal are more apt to persevere. This is a growth mindset.
 
Based on the work of Dr. Carol Dweck, Growth Mindset relates to students’ assumptions about intelligence.  "Students with a growth mindset may tackle such work (challenging, meaningful learning tasks) with excitement, whereas students with a fixed mindset may feel threatened by learning tasks that require them to stretch and take risks."  This brain research applies to all learners, particularly highly capable children. 
 
We have been focusing on Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset and its implication on our learners in our Eastmont Administrator meetings.  This will also be our learning focus for Cascade staff during the month of February.
 
I encourage you to connect to the following video links below to learn more about Growth Mindset.  I have changed the way I give my own children feedback at home based on the research. Enjoy!
 
Sincerely,
 
Robin Kirkpatrick, Principal
The Power of Belief - Mindset and Success: Eduardo Briceno at TEDxManhattanBeach http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN34FNbOKXc
The story of Austin’s butterfly- Ron Berger
 
Here's a link to Carol Dweck's work around mindset:
 
 
 
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