Oh, the Places We’ll Go!

This past Monday was Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and also National Read Across America Day. It is an opportunity for students across the country to celebrate one of the greatest children’s book authors and take the time to do some extra reading!

In guidance, we continued talking about self-confidence and appreciating our own worth.

In grades JK-2, we read Oh! The Places You’ll Go!, which is one of Dr. Seuss’ most famous books. It is really a story for all ages, that reminds us that life is full of ups and downs, but we all have the strength to get through those times, and to be happy and successful as long as we don’t give up.

JK-K did an activity where they drew a picture of what they wanted to be when they grow up, and talked about what they would need to do to get there.

Grades 1-2 did a self-reflective activity, identifying their strengths and points to improve upon.

In grades 3-5, we watched a video version of Oh! The Places You’ll Go!, and the students did a more in-depth self-reflective activity, where they answered questions about their goals, the people in their lives who have had the most positive impact on them, and what about themselves they take pride in.

Here is the video we watched, if you want to take a look:

To bring our week to a great end, we had a chance to see a wonderful theater performance by the folks of Old Creamery Theater. Please see their mission at: http://www.charactercounts.org. They did a series of plays about the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

The students had a great time watching the plays and remembering the good values we all need to follow to get along.

Have a great weekend, everyone! Enjoy the warm weather!

Shameem Balakrishnan
School Counselor

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