OES Guidance Newsletter
During the month of November, we focus on being thankful and spending time with family and friends. We also hope that all of you are thankful for the staff we have at OES and that you're thankful for all of your students. Please make sure you tell others how thankful you are for having them in your life.
What's Going On This Month
The second topic we covered was Thanksgiving and the what they were thankful for. With all grade levels, we discussed why it's important to be thankful for things you do have instead of focusing on the things you want or the things you don't have. For Kindergarten and first grade, they focused more on how they should be thankful for the friends they have as well as things they have in their personal lives. We read Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper. This focused on being thankful for the friends you have. The students also watched a Berenstain Bears video "Count Your Blessings." This focused on being thankful for the things you have instead of worrying about what you don't have. Second through fifth grade students created thankful posters. They wrote and/or drew pictures of what they were thankful for. Pictures of those are below.