In elementary school, teasing is a fun way to joke around between friends and family. It is not meant to be malicious. There are times when students are mean or want their own way and a conflict occurs. Then there are times when kids truly bully other students. I wrote this story as a way to open a dialogue for discussing the difference between teasing and bullying and what makes a good friend.
This lesson includes discussion questions, bullying scenarios/solution cards, friendship puzzles, bullying vs teasing handout and color sheets.
ASCA Standards Covered:
PS.A1.6 Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate behavior
PS.B1.6 Learn how to apply conflict resolution skills
PS:B1.4 Demonstrate when, where and how to seek help for solving problems and making decisions
Essential Question: What is bullying? When is teasing Okay?