October Literacy and Learning News


Growth Mindset: Developing Perseverance

Why should we worry about developing perseverance or persistence in our children? Certainly, perseverance will help children so they can stick with a task. Many of us are not aware that approximately 75% of achievement is attributed to psychosocial skills, or noncognitive factors, and only 25% of innate intelligence or IQ is attributed to achievement, says Dr. Olszweski-Kubilius from Northwestern University. What are those psychosocial skills? They include perseverance, resiliency, grit, determination and tenacity. Since these skills make up so much of academic achievement it is important that these skills are deliberately modeled and purposefully cultivated.

Book Fair!

October 15th - 19th in the MPQ Library

Please stop in and shop at our book fair. Students may shop Monday through Friday during lunch and after school. The book fair will also be open in the evening on October 18th from 5:45 until 7:00 pm. If you would like to volunteer to help at our book fair or order books online you can do that on our bookfair home page.


Jill Puhlmann-Becker, Reading Specialist RASD