Thursday, November 29, 2007


I like a lot of stuff i like hot dogs, i like school, i like computers and playing outside and sometimes i say fishy! My mom's cat ran away. I ride the bus home and to school. I love you Grandma. I like going to the park with my mom.

The Secret to Raising Smart Kids

"Scientific American has an interesting article on the secret to raising smart kids that says that more than 30 years of scientific investigation suggests that an overemphasis on intellect or talent leaves people vulnerable to failure, fearful of challenges and unwilling to remedy their shortcomings. In particular, attributing poor performance to a lack of ability depresses motivation more than does the belief that lack of effort is to blame. One theory of what separates the two general classes of learners, helpless versus mastery-oriented, is that these different types of students not only explain their failures differently, but they also hold different "theories" of intelligence. The helpless ones believe that intelligence is a fixed trait: you have only a certain amount. Mistakes crack their self-confidence because they attribute errors to a lack of ability, which they feel powerless to change. Mastery-oriented children think intelligence is malleable and can be developed through education and hard work. Challenges are energizing rather than intimidating offering opportunities to learn." (posted by dad)

Fairy Tales

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales. -Albert Einstein (posted by dad)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

rocket science

I like cheese pizza. All the vowels are A, E, I, O, U and sometimes Y. I like to go to school. And why do i like to school? Because I like my teacher - Ms. Dang.