How GRITTY Are You?

We’ve been working on a new word around our school lately:

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Grit can be defined as courage and resolve; strength of character.  It’s the “stuff” deep down that keeps you going when things get tough.  It’s what you hold on to when you have to push through something hard and not give up.  Here’s a video that we watched recently that does a better job of explaining it:

 

 

We have been talking about it as a staff, but we’ve been talking about it in our classroom, too. Here were our first thoughts on the subject:

The blue words are what we think grit is, and the green is how we think we can "get" it, or where we find it when we need it

The blue words are what we think grit is, and the green are how we think we can “get” it, or where we find it when we need it.

This is a new concept for friends in our class, and honestly, we are not very gritty yet.  But we’re working on it.  We even have a question we end our day with every day to help us reflect on our day:

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And even better, we’ve been doing lots of things lately (every day, really!) where we have to be gritty, and push through–even when it’s hard.  I’m excited to share our journey this year as we learn to dig down deep and learn to push through no matter what!

How gritty are you?  🙂

 

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