Student ServicesPreK - 1st
Laurie Snaith M.Ed. Merrill Faye Eglin
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Guidance Lessons for November
The theme for this month is getting along with and helping others.
In Pre K Mrs. Snaith read How Full is Your Bucket? For Kids by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer. Students discussed how unkind words and actions dip into other people’s buckets as well as their own. They also played a sorting game to reinforce this concept.
K students listened to Have You Filled Your Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud. They learned how to be bucket fillers to others. At the end of the lesson, students drew three ways that they could fill others’ buckets.
In first grade, Mrs. Eglin read and discussed, The Biggest and Brightest Light: A True Story of the Heart by Marilyn Perlyn. In this story, six-year-old Amanda discovered that the best feeling she ever had came from helping others. The story shows how even a small child can make a profound difference in the lives of others. First graders reflected on ways they can make a difference and give to others.
Guidance Lessons for September/October
The theme of this month’s lessons for K and 1st grade is the growth mindset. In kindergarten we will read and discuss the story The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires. The story stresses the importance of perserverance and celebrates a growth mindet. Students will complete a drawing activity that shows a skill that they have learned and one that they have not mastered…..YET!
First grade students will listen to the story Giraffes Can’t Dance and discuss how the main character, Gerald, can change his “I can’t” into “I can.” We will also discuss how the other animals could either help him or hurt him through their words and actions.
The book Fill A Bucket, A Guide to Daily Happiness for Young Children was used with PreK. This book introduces the concept of “bucket filling.” Students learned that we all carry an invisible bucket that contains our feelings. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When our bucket is empty, we feel sad. A bucket filler is someone who says or does nice things for other people.
Guidance Lessons for August
We are delighted to be working with your children. Our plan is to meet with all students at least once in small groups during the first nine weeks of school. We will also begin classroom guidance lessons after Labor Day. As always, we are available to meet individually with students to address specific needs or concerns.