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March 2018

Dear Lynwood Community;

It's hard to believe that we are finishing up the first full week of March. I am excited to announce that our Book of the Month will be, "What Do You Do With A Problem?" by Kobi Yamada. Kobi Yamada is the same author of the book "What Do You Do With An Idea?" It's a brilliant story that not only applies all of The 7 Habits but it also reinforces persistence and having the courage to face a problem.

The story begins with the character afraid of his problem. He spends a lot of time trying to get rid of it by ignoring it. After unsuccessfully ignoring it he begins to worry about it. Finally, the character finds the courage to "Tackle" his problem. It is through facing his problem head on that he learns that his problem is actually an opportunity for him to learn and grow.

As our students engage in STEAM activities or Project Base Learning they are faced with problems to solve. Let's encourage our students/children to be brave and "Tackle" the problem as opposed to running. When you work through a problem you have the opportunity to see things differently. You also learn that:

"Every problem has an opportunity for something good. You just have to look for it". ~Kobi Yamada

This is a great example of how a piece of Children's Literature can serve as a powerful tool for a positive change. As we continue fostering inquiry at school, the Andrea Beaty books are a great support for exemplifying how you can learn from a failed attempt and the importance of perseverance. Please click on the link below to enjoy one of our Lynwood Leaders reading the book to you!

Ada Twist Video


Dr. Danielle DeLorenzo
Principal, Lynwood Ave Elementary School