We continued learning about bullying all week in 2nd and 3rd grade. We also watched "Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns About Bullies" as shown in my previous post. Next week I will be in the 4th and 5th grade classes and we will watch some clips from stopbullying.gov that show different scenarios in which a student is being bullied. We will also discuss what types of bullying they are seeing in the clips and what a bystander and ally are. Cyber bullying is also something that is important to start talking about with all students. With our society becoming more and more technologically advanced, we have to be more careful about monitoring what our children are doing on the internet, phone, computer, laptop, tablet, etc. It is becoming more common to see children bullying each other through technology and is a quick and easy method for them to use. We definitely want to help put a stop to this. More to come on this lesson in my next post, but in the meantime feel free to check out stopbullying.gov for more information on bullying and cyber bullying.
Did you know that I also teach a hip hop dance class after school? Well, today my hip hop group was able to perform in front of the whole school at our assembly. We dance to Nico and Vinz', "Am I Wrong?" It is a very inspirational song and the kids did a FABULOUS job!!! I am so proud of them all. My second session with a new song and choreography start up next Tuesday. Contact me if you would like to sign up!
Next week is Red Ribbon Week where we will continue to promote an anti-bullying environment, but will also encourage children to make a pledge to live a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle. To spread awareness and make our pledges in a fun way, we will have themed dress-up days all week.
Here are our themes for the week. Please allow your child to participate and take a stand against drugs!
MONDAY – TURN YOUR BACK ON DRUGS
Students wear their shirts backwards.
TUESDAY – GIVE DRUGS A SCARE
Students have crazy hair
WEDNESDAY – GIVE DRUGS THE BOOT
Students dress up like cowboys/cowgirls; can be bandanas, cowboy hats, plaid shirts, and/or boots *(bring tennis shoes to change into for P.E. if you wear cowboy boots)
THURSDAY – PUT A CAP ON DRUGS
Students can wear a cap or hat of their choice.
FRIDAY – GIVE DRUGS A SCARE WITH GOOD “CHARACTER”
Students can dress up as their favorite book character (no masks, face paint, weapons) *(bring tennis shoes to change into for P.E.)
Hope to see everyone dressed up! Have a fantastic weekend!!!