Our theme in assemblies this term is developing a ‘Growth Mindset’ and we started last week by thinking about our brains using the book, ‘Your Fantastic Elastic Brain’ by JoAnn Deak. We found out that our brains are made up of different parts, each with a different job to do. We also found out about neurons and how they whizz around our brains carrying messages. Most importantly we learnt that we can s-t-r-e-t-c-h our brains to make them super brains!
Stretching our brains can be difficult, especially if we listen to the ‘What If Monster’ who can whisper in our ear lots of things that make us worry about getting things wrong or about not being very good at something. The ‘What If Monster’ stops us from trying which won’t help us stretch our brains.
We are going to try to listen to the ‘What If Buddy’ instead who whispers in our ears things to help us keep trying, even when things go wrong, because we know that every time we try to do something our brain stretches a little bit more and will keep on stretching until we have succeeded. The brilliant thing is that once we have stretched our brain to remember something it won’t forget it so all the hard work is definitely worthwhile!