OES Guidance Newsletter
The Countdown Has Begun!!
Now...unto bullying. When many people think of bullying, they tend to think of kids being the only ones who are bullied. However, adults can and are bullied as well. In fact, teachers and other school stuff members can bully other teachers and staff members. Below are links to an article about teachers bullying teachers. It gives different stories about how other teachers in different parts of the country were bullied by other staff members and offers solutions for teachers that are being bullied. If you feel that you are being bullied by other staff members, please let someone know so we can be of assistance.
What's Happening This Month?
Guidance Lessons for April
After we came back from spring break, we did different topics with the students. For K-2, we focused on tattling. We read the book "The Bad Case of Tattle Tongue" by Julia Cook. For K-1, we had the students make a "Tattle Tongue." The "Tattle Tongue" has different situations on it that are either tattling or reporting. As a group we would determine which of the situations were tattling or reporting. We would then give them the face of the character for the book and they would color him and then glue him to a plate. This served as a reminder for when to report/tell. An example of this is below. For 2nd grade, we had a graphic organizer where we had different situations in which the students were to separate them into tattling and reporting. They were to then write down the situations in a chart to keep as a reminder.
For 3-5, we discussed hygiene. We read the book "Hygiene....You Stink" by Julia Cook. We then watch a short video about hygiene where it has different science facts that backed up why it's important to have good hygiene. Each student then thought of a real famous person and wrote them down. We then read these people out loud and then discussed how these people have good hygiene. We made a list of how these people have good hygiene.
*May 14 - WHMS Band visits 5th grade students (who will be attending WHMS)
*May 14 - 5th grade Field Trip of OMS
**Registration Info will be given on May 12 (WHMS) or May 14 (OMS)
*No more 504 requests/changes for this school year