In September of 2014, a second grader in my town was murdered. This really made me think about my own students. I don't really know what they are going home to. Would they tell me if they felt unsafe? I wanted to talk to them in a way that was easy and lighthearted, but it felt like such a "yucky" talk. I wanted them to know I was there for them, but I didn't want to worry them or make them feel like I was accusing their families of anything. I just really wanted them to know I was there for them. I love to incorporate books into my lessons, but could not find a kid-friendly story that met my needs, so I wrote one. I wrote this story for all teachers who want to spread the message of safety to their students. It will be a forever freebie in my store. PLEASE tell everybody at your school. If this helps even ONE student, it is worth it. This story is written with a back-to-school theme, but can be used year-round. I have included three versions. There is a full color printable version, a PowerPoint (I love reading from my board!), and a black and white printable version.
*Custom clip art was donated for this project by Educlips!