This lesson is centered around the book Mr. Peabody by Madonna. A powerful book about the power of assumptions and rumors it is a great read for upper elementary. The lesson includes: a detailed plan, activity, anticipatory guide, and extension worksheet. The activity and guide encourage students to discuss questions like: "What does the term 'jumping to conclusions' mean?" or "If you hear a rumor is it okay to tell others, as long as you didn't start it?" The anticipatory guide can show student growth for data collection and professional development purposes. Great for classroom teachers and school counselors! The lesson concludes with an activity that can be used to create a clever bulletin board to promote school-wide awareness. (Great lesson to discuss social bullying).