February 23, 2021 | Clara Buckley
Perseverance, not just the name of NASA’s latest Mars Rover. Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
What a glorious feeling when you accomplish a task that was a challenge or required you to stick with it.
We introduced peg boards to the class. 100 holes to be filled with 100 pegs. Dexterity practice for small fingers.
Students created different strategies and learned from each other – using pegs of all one color, working line by line, making a square around the edge and filling it in, offering to help, cheering each other on, “Almost done! Two more pegs!”
We see the children showing more perseverance in other areas at school; putting on outdoor gear, opening snacks, completing jigsaws, opening caps on glue sticks and markers, picking up heavy pieces of ice, closing lunch boxes.