Summer is Almost Here! Summer Mindset
by Ms. Ertelt and Mrs. Dockerty
This is our last blog of the year. We are looking forward to summer and all of the things we can do. As we do every year, we will be having the OMS Summer Challenge in coordination with the JCPL Summer Reading Program. This means you can earn prizes from both programs and help out the community at the same time. For the OMS Challenge, you choose which blocks you want to complete. For every block you complete, you will be entered to win a small prize or gift card. If you want to go for blackout- which is completing every block, you are entered to win a grand prize. In the past, the grand prize has been a season pass to Elitches for the following summer, dinner and movie passes for two. To participate in the OMS Summer Challenge, you must use the OMS Summer Challenge Form. This year, we are making the submission form electronic. So, you will complete all of the tasks you want, then you and your parent/guardian will complete the online form. All forms are due by August 28th. While you are working through the OMS Summer Challenge, you can also use the time you've read to complete the Jeffco Public Library Summer Reading Program. You can win prizes for both programs and help the community as well. JCPL donates to worthy causes in the name of the school that wins as well as donating money to the school that has the most participants. Watch the video below to learn more about the JCPL program.
JCPL Link to Registration for Summer Reading Program: https://jeffcolibrary.org/summer-reading/
To learn more about the School Contest where we can earn money, read this link: https://jeffcolibrary.org/school-contest/
Wondering what books you might choose to read for your summer reading? Here is a virtual booktalk from JCPL to give you ideas on what to read.
Act With Purpose-Always
By Ms. Whipple
"How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else."
~R. Buckminster FullerWhen we left Oberon in the middle of March, we didn't know for sure we'd be doing remote learning for the rest of the school year. We probably would have done things a little differently to prepare to not see our friends and school staff as regularly and in person. As you act on purpose, reflect on the school year and identify actions you can take to align with your dreams. What are something you did over the school year that were really helpful to get you moving toward your dreams and other tings you may want to avoid next school year?
Watch these videos to help you reflect on this year as well as plan for next year.
Sometimes we're so busy we don't stop to see the beauty all around us. As you're going for walks this summer with your family, try and take mental pictures or "frame" scenes (even if it's with your fingers instead of an actual frame like the video) you find beautiful. Also, you and your family can practice "broadcasts" each week of what is the best thing that happened during the week or even during that specific day. You can share these while talking over dinner, put notes in a jar and read them at the end of the summer, or get creative and make it fun by acting them out via charades or having them guess during a game of Pictionary.
Jeffco's Make Bake Shake Site
Jeffco has a site that has ideas of things to make, bake, and exercise. Click this Link to access the page.