. The Lifeskill for October is Cooperation and to further that concept as well as building on our No Place for Hate initiative, our October theme for SEL is "Everyone fits at BPE".
We began by reading the book Where Oliver Fits by Cale Atkinson. This book explores the challenges of learning to be yourself and finding your fit through the story of Oliver, a puzzle piece. He knows he wants to be part of something bigger than himself. But when he begins to search for his fit, he finds that it is much harder than he realized. You can watch the book trailer below.
After discussing the book and the importance of being yourself to fit in, students had an opportunity to create and decorate their own puzzle piece. Each puzzle piece will become part of a giant mural puzzle that reminds us BPE is No Place for Hate and Everyone Fits!