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CES students learn about never giving up

Campbellsville Elementary School first-grade students recently learned the importance of not giving up.

 

Reading interventionist Laura Dicken recently talked to students about the power of the word “yet,” meaning there are many activities the students can do, but also lots they can’t do just yet.

 

Dicken read the book “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae, a story about a young giraffe who wanted to dance but couldn’t. But after some patience and advice some friends, the giraffe learned he can dance after all.

 

After the story, Dicken asked students to think about some activities that they want to be able to do, but can’t just yet.

 

Students mentioned riding a bicycle, blowing a bubble, doing backflips, dunking a basketball and more.

 

While the students might not be able to do those activities now, Dicken said, that only means they can’t just yet. And they should never give up trying, she said.

 

After the lesson, students drew a picture of something they can’t do just yet and would like to, along with something they can do.

 

CES reading interventionist Laura Dicken talks to students about staying motivated, even though there are several activities they can’t do just yet, but will learn to as they grow older.

CES reading interventionist Laura Dicken talks to students about staying motivated, even though there are several activities they can’t do just yet, but will learn to as they grow older.

 

CES reading interventionist Laura Dicken reads “Giraffes Can’t Dance” to first-graders.

CES reading interventionist Laura Dicken reads “Giraffes Can’t Dance” to first-graders.

 

CES reading interventionist Laura Dicken writes a chart of the activities first-grade students would like to do, but can’t just yet.

CES reading interventionist Laura Dicken writes a chart of the activities first-grade students would like to do, but can’t just yet.

 

CES reading interventionist Laura Dicken reads “Giraffes Can’t Dance” to first-graders.

CES reading interventionist Laura Dicken reads “Giraffes Can’t Dance” to first-graders.

 

CES reading interventionist Laura Dicken encourages first-graders to don’t give up on learning how to do new activities, just because they can’t do some of them now.

CES reading interventionist Laura Dicken encourages first-graders to don’t give up on learning how to do new activities, just because they can’t do some of them now.

 

CES first-graders Brady Cox, at left, and London Whitlow write about something they can do now, but also something they can’t just yet.

CES first-graders Brady Cox, at left, and London Whitlow write about something they can do now, but also something they can’t just yet.





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