Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sometimes it just takes ONE...

Long time no blog world! I am missing it terribly! I think I am finally up and running with my 18 beautiful new little kiddies. I kept saying I didn’t want to jinx myself this year because they are seriously the sweetest little things ever. Well it’s been a few weeks and they are still AWESOME! I am one happy girl. 

Anyway, tomorrow my school is having an anti-bullying assembly. The focus is going to be on not only bullies and their targets, but also on the bystanders and what their role is. I didn’t have a clue how I was going to introduce this to 6 year olds without it going over their head. THEN I remembered a book I had read to my class last year – One by Kathryn Otoshi. It was the PERFECT story to open the discussion about bullying and what bystanders should do. My kids LOVED the book so much they asked me to read it over and over again. I found a youtube clip of Kathryn Otoshi reading One while a group of elementary students acted it out. My kids thought this was the greatest thing ever and are now begging me to let them act it out…of course my answer was YES! Hopefully tomorrow we will have time to do this. I wanted to share this great read and clip. How do you deal with bullying in your class/school?  

P.S Otoshi also wrote the book Zero which is all about self-worth and liking yourself. This is also an excellent book that I highly recommend! I love her and want her to write another book NOW NOW NOW!! 


Smarties said...

Miss Wiley,
What a great book. I had never heard of it and now I must get it. It was a great production. I can see why your kids want to act it out. It is so simple yet very powerful. Thank you for sharing.

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