December School Counselor Update
School Counselor, Jaime Poirier
December Classroom Focus:
The Can Man is about a boy named Tim whose birthday is just a week away, and more than anything he wants a skateboard. But money is tight, and Tim knows his family cannot afford to buy him a board.
As Tim ponders how he might earn money for a skateboard, he hears The Can Man down the street collecting empty soft drink cans. The clang of the cans in the homeless man's cart gives Tim an idea. He will collect cans too, and cash them in for the redemption money. By the end of the week, Tim has almost reached his goal until a couple of chance encounters with The Can Man change everything.
Told with honesty and respect, this timely story shines a perceptive light on current social concerns. Readers will be encouraged to think beyond themselves and celebrate the simple acts of kindness and sharing that make a difference in people's lives."
As a follow up activity to our conversation, students participated in an activity to spread KINDNESS through compliments. Each student taped a paper "shell" on their backs. Student then wrote anonymous compliments on their classmates 'shells." After a few minutes of compliment giving the students removed their "shells" and had their spirits lifted by all the kind words their classmates felt for them. REMEMBER...COMPLIMENTS are FREE and the PERFECT GIFT FOR ANY TEACHER, FRIEND, FAMILY MEMBER OR STRANGER!
Check out our amazing 4th and 5th grade COMPLIMENT TRAIN...Spreading KINDNESS through COMPLIMENTS
Kindness is like a Boomerang...What you give comes back to you!
Looking to Spread Kindness Throughout our Community? Here's One Way!
Mobile Loaves of RI Needs Your Help!
If any of you are looking for a charitable experience for your family to spread kindness throughout the year I highly recommend Mobile Loaves of RI! From the sounds of it the trucks go out on Wednesday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays. I know we'll be back to help in the New Year.
Feel free to email Mary Hassen for more information: Mary.Hassan@cvshealth.com
Lily Tibbetts and Charlotte Poirier carry a bin of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches out the the truck.
Justin Tibbetts and Garrett Poirier spread mayo on over 90 "Thanksgiving" sandwiches!
The boys showing off their barista skills making coffee and hot chocolate out of the back of the truck.