Monthly Themes

  • September: How do you iC.A.R.E.?

    October: Bucket Fillers

    November: Appreciate People for Who They Are

    December:  Appreciate What You Have and Share with Others

    January:  It's a New Year and a New You!

    February: Pay it Forward with Random Acts of Kindness

    March:  Spring into Action

    April:  Think Clean and Respect Your Shared Environment

    May:  Play Hard, Play Fair, Have Fun, iC.A.R.E.

    June:  Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Literature Resources

  • Fiction is one of the best ways to help children learn about and discuss social issues they could encounter each day. Characters and events in stories provide children opportunities to discuss good choices and ways to do things differently. To support the iC.A.R.E. initiative, each classroom at Osborn has access to book collections that emphasize each monthly iC.A.R.E. theme. Some are available in the classrooms and others in the school library. Below are a few of our favorites that families can read together at home.

    • What Do You Say, Dear? by Seslye Joslin
    • Me First by Helen Lester
    • Do Unto Otters: a Book about Manners by Laurie Keller
    • Golden Rule by Ilene Cooper
    • If Everybody Did by Jo Ann Stover
    • Princess Penelope's Parrot by Helen Lester
    • Marianthe's Story: Painted Words and Spoken Memories by Aliki
    • The Worst Day of My Life Ever by Julia Cook
    • My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook
    • Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell and David Catrow
    • King of the Playground by Phyllis Reynolds
    • The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill
    • The Juice Box Bully by Bob Sornson
    • Bully B.E.A.N.S. by Julia Cook
    • Just Kidding by Trudy Ludwig
    • Nobody Knew What to Do: A Story about Bullying by Becky R. McCain
    • My Secret Bully by Trudy Ludwig