December is the month we focus on feeling “RESILIENT“. What does RESILIENCE mean? RESILIENCE means to be able to bounce back when something is tough, even if it is hard! It also means that we are strong on the inside!! Ms. Mueller taught us that some ways to show being RESILIENT and bouncing back might… Read More In December, we show how Communities are Resilient!
There are so many different favorite traditions this time of year – and so we are grateful for traditions, recipes, people in our lives, not only for Thanksgiving but each and every day can we show gratitude!! If you are curious to learn more about cultures and their traditions, or languages and how people communicate,… Read More What are you GRATEFUL for this season?
We look at one of many traditions for Thanksgiving is to watch the Macy’s Day Parade and see all of the amazing balloons and floats! We will be reading a Biography of Tony Sarg; a biography is a TRUE Nonfiction Story about someone’s life, and many times in a biography you might see a timeline.… Read More Let’s make history this year with the Thanksgiving Macy’s Day Parade!
Friday, November 13th is World Kindness Day! This week let’s all do at least one Random Act of Kindness to show how much we care about someone. Pick someone you know, pick someone you kind of know, or pick someone you don’t know – but find a way to deliver someone some sunshine! One way… Read More Sunshine for World KINDNESS Day on Friday 11/13! Everyday can be World Kindness Day!
November is the time we focus on feeling “COURAGEOUS“. What does COURAGEOUS mean? COURAGEOUS means to be making good choices, even if it is hard! It also means being brave and doing something that might scare you or make you nervous!! Ways to show being COURAGEOUS: Doing the right thing, even if others are… Read More In November, we show how Communities are Courageous!
What do you think is the most important part about being a good citizen? Being kind and helpful? Working WITH people? At William O Schaefer, we show good citizenship through our the plan shown in our Classroom Charters! On the computer, we show show digital citizenship by making good choices with our words, our searches,… Read More Let’s take a VOTE: Who will be the PRESIDENT of the Jungle?
Is it TRUE that Halloween is on October 31st? Are witches REAL? Are scarecrows really scary – or is that FICTION? Do you like to read about TOPICS that are REAL or a STORY with CHARACTERS? Let’s talk about NONFICTION and FICTION and what is the difference! If you want to hear Ms. Zatarga explain… Read More Library: It’s a FACT that Halloween is Coming!!
Global Read Aloud is celebrated starting October 5th and the book chosen this year is Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal! As the theme of the month of October is Communities are Inclusive – we know that everyone has a story! In this beautiful book, Alma finds out the true story… Read More Happy Global Read Aloud! What’s Your Name – Where Did It Come From?