Spookley the Square Pumpkin: Bully Prevention Unit-Kindergarten-2nd Grade

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PreK - 2nd
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The students loved the book and all the activities they were able to do! It's perfect for bullying prevention month and Halloween!
My students love Spookley the Square Pumpkin, and this unit has been a great way to teach social skills like empathy and feelings.
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  1. Description:This 10 lesson bundle uses The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin book and movie to teach bully prevention topics such as empathy skills, recognizing, reporting, and refusing bullying behavior. This bundle is the perfect way to explore these topics in a fun and age appropriate way. It
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This 5 lesson unit uses The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin book to teach bully prevention topics such as empathy skills, recognizing, reporting, and refusing bullying behavior. This unit is the perfect way to explore these topics in a fun and age appropriate way. It is a great resource for classroom teachers, special educators, counselors, social workers, or psychologists to use with students in Kindergarten to 2nd Grade. This bully prevention unit is specifically adapted for children of all ability levels and can be used in its entirety or choose specific lessons based on area of focus.

This resource includes 5 lessons:

Lesson 1- You are Special

Component: Empathy Skills

Vocabulary: Unique

Activity: Create Square Version of Self

Lesson 2- Same and Different

Component: Empathy Skills

Vocabulary: Same, Different

Activity: Create Spookley

Lesson 3- Hurtful and Bullying Behavior

Component: Empathy Skills, Recognizing Bullying

Vocabulary: Hurtful Behavior, Bullying Behavior, Kind Words

Activities: Fixing Hurtful Behaviors, Hurtful Behaviors

Lesson 4- Telling vs. Tattling

Component: Recognizing Bullying, Reporting Bullying

Vocabulary: Telling, Tattling

Printables: Can Spookley Handle it, Reporting Bully Behaviors

Lesson 5- Standing Up to Bullying Behavior

Component: Refusing Bullying

Vocabulary: Bystander, Upstander

Printable: Upstander Sayings

Each lesson is aligned with the essential components of teaching bullying prevention to students. This includes:

  • Empathy Skills
  • Recognizing Bullying
  • Reporting Bullying
  • Refusing Bullying

Every Lesson Includes:

  • Student Objectives
  • Alignment to CASEL Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Goals, Learning Standards, and Benchmarks.
  • Key Vocabulary (with visuals to help teach)
  • Fully Scripted with Discussion Questions and Checks for Understanding
  • Hands-On Activity or Printable for Each Lesson

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Hi! I’m Hiedi, an experienced school psychologist who works with PreK-12th grade students who struggle with social emotional functioning in school settings. The students I create products for need to learn the social emotional skills needed to succeed in classroom. I work with wonderful teachers who want to find fun and creative ways to engage students in these skills. My resources are all tested and tried so you get the best quality possible. I strive on getting feedback from teachers about how the students like the resources and adapt them to the needs.

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Total Pages
41 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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