Theme of The Month: PERSEVERANCE



“Steady persistence in adhering to a course of action, a belief, or a purpose; steadfastness.” Have you ever shown perseverance and gone on even when you thought you couldn’t?

Former basketball star Michael Jordon knows a thing or two about it. Listen to what he has to say: “In ninth grade, my dream was to beat my brother Larry at a game of one-on-one. He’d beat me every time and I’d get mad. In tenth grade, my dream was to make the varsity basketball team, but I didn’t, and I had to play junior varsity all year. When I look back on those experiences, I know they must have built determination in me.”

Michael did not give up. He kept practicing until he achieved success. You can do the same. Just when you think an assignment is too hard or a sport too difficult or a book too long, hang in there.

Keep at it.

Perseverance pays off.


What You Can Do

  • Help your children when they ask for help to show you’re supportive of their learning.
  • Use positive saying such as: FAIL = First Attempt In Learning & Practice makes progress!
  • Share your mistakes and model reflection to show your kids how to solve problems of their own.


Week 1 – “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” - Samuel Johnson

Week 2 – “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth

Week 3 – “Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes actions, perseverance, and facing your fears.” - Gillian Anderson

Week 4 “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” – Newt Gingrich