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Dune Lakes Elementary Student Enrichment

Growth Mindset and Grit

Dune Lakes Elementary School always keeps a unique vision of Growth Mindset and Grit in classrooms.  

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.

Ireland is our 2019/2020 Country of Study

Our 2019/2020 Interdisciplinary country of study is Ireland!  For the fourth year, Dune Lakes will name a country of study for the entire school year.  Throughout the school year, teachers and staff will use the country of study in daily lessons or setting classroom or school-wide goals!  Last year, our students read over 10,000 books exceeding the number of miles from Santa Rosa Beach to Rome, Italy.

FUN FACT!  Did you know Ireland is known as the Emerald Isle thanks to its lush greenery and landscapes.  Another area known for its Emerald Green natural feature is our very own Emerald Coast.  The Emerald Coast is the unofficial name for the coastline stretching from Pensacola to Panama City.

Map of Ireland

The Flag of Ireland