B2S Party 2011 - Prize #4!
Happy Tuesday all! Hope you are having fun at the Teaching Heart Back to School party. I hope you thought the first three prizes were fun! Number four....
Here’s another giveaway for a book that tackles the subject of bullying - The Juice Box Bully.
I thought this was a wonderful book that would be a great read for the first week of school. It is a wonderful resource that encourages children to make good choices and be aware of others feelings. It promotes kind behavior as acceptable and unkind behavior as something that should not be accepted or rewarded by others – power in numbers. There are many books written that address bullies, but this book is different in that it also covers bystanders. It makes the reader understand that it’s not alright to sit back and watch a bully. The concept of bystanders is often a difficult one for young children to grasp, but this book explains it nicely for elementary listeners or readers.
In The Juice Box Bully, the children of Mr. Peltzers class meet Pete, the new kid in school. Pete quickly acts the part of the bully. The class does not stand by and just let Pete bully. Instead the class has made a pact to stand together and stop bullying. Their willingness and courage to stand up for not only the kids being bullied but for the bully himself, makes their school what it should be, a safe place for all to learn and grow.
Teachers, check out “The Promise” at the end of the book. The Promise is 8 Powerful statements you will want to share with your classroom. “The Promise” helps children be empowered to take a pledge to stand up to bad behavior. What a wonderful tool for your classroom. Read the book and discuss “The Promise” on the last page. Post “The Promise” in your classroom. Work together as a class the first week to write a “Promise” for your classroom as well. Become a classroom community that CARES!
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