Students were nominated by staff members and their peers for showing kindness through their words and actions. These “bucket fillers” are showing that kindness is cool each and every day. Congratulations to these role model students!
Red Ribbon Week is coming up on October 23-27. We hope everyone will join in with our theme of “Good Choices, Good Character – Drug & Bully Free.” Students are encouraged to dress-up to show their support!
We read the story of Simon’s Hook in our first grade classes this week. The story taught us that even if someone is teased, they don’t have to take the bait! The book discusses 5 strategies that can be used to handle a situation, making it better instead of worse. Sometimes more than one strategy may need to be tried, but very often they do work. If the situation isn’t able to be solved, it is always OK to ask an adult for help.
Students chose the strategy that they liked the best and we practiced what it would look like to use that strategy wit a put-down. For example, if someone was called a “Scaredy-cat,” they could reply with, “You mean I’m not a dog?” if they wanted to laugh and make a joke about it.
All students have learned the difference between playful vs. hurtful teasing. This lesson serves as an additional tool for students, building their skills to diffuse a teasing situation if it occured.