Be a Buddy, Not a Bully!

October is Bullying Awareness Month and Mrs. D and Mrs. Reinardy have been working together to provide lessons that remind students of all ages about the importance of stopping bullying.

Both 1st and 2nd graders discussed what bullies are and how we can stop them.  The books Lucy and the Bully and Nobody Knew What to Do were read aloud. 

3rd graders learned how to be safe online.  The online story Little Red in Cyberspace, from Tumblebooks, helped to reinforce those concepts.

4th grader viewed a short movie about Cyberbullying using our subscription to BrainPop, followed by taking an online quiz to reinforce this important information, while 5th graders were given specific online situations and asked how they should respond, followed by 7 Ways to Stop Cyberbullying.

What’s the difference between night and day and which animals are awake during those times?  Kindergartners and  I followed our discussion by reading the flip book What the Sun/Moon Sees.  It is great to see the connections taking place between classroom concepts and library visits.

Speaking of connections, the 4th graders are working on finishing their state pamphlets, which are turning out great!  We learned how to use our World Book online subscription to find pictures to add to our pamphlets.

Mrs. Reimer’s 2nd graders this week were also really excited to get started working on their Voicethread book talks.  This week Mrs. D demonstrated how we will work together to create them – next week we will do our recording!

Interested in learning more about online safety and how to stop cyberbullying?  There are many great articles and online resources.  One place to start is the LiveBinder http://livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=50440.

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