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May 2018

Dear Lynwood Community;

It is hard to believe that I am introducing the last Book of the Month for the 2017-2018 school year. This school year our Books of the Month had a common theme. They focused on innovation, creativity, perseverance, growth mindset and "failing forward." Our last book of the school year contains a similar theme. Our book for the month of May is, The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein.

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In the story, The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes, Beatrice Bottomwell strives to be perfect in life by playing it safe every day. Striving for perfection causes Beatrice to worry and focus way too much on not making any mistakes. One day Beatrice learns that not everything goes as planned and she has to think quickly on her feet. For Beatrice making her first mistake was a liberating experience. It changed her entire outlook on life and changed her fixed mindset to a growth mindset.


Dr. Danielle DeLorenzo
Principal, Lynwood Ave Elementary School