Need help building classroom rapport and reminding your students what a good friend should do? This is a great resource for back-to-school discussions when you are setting up your classroom rules and establishing your classroom culture. You can also use it for Bully Prevention Month in October.
Included in this packet are resources to help you talk with your students about the subjects of bullying and being a good friend.
Page 5 offers several discussion prompts to gauge the experiences of bullying in your class.
Pages 6-11 describe what a bully is, and what the different types of bullying are.
Pages 12-13 have students write and draw about the emotions upset, sad, and loved.
Pages 14-15 offer help for students who need to apologize with the “Four Part Apology”.
A “Bully Free Classroom” poster that focuses on working together is on page 16.
Students will describe what friends do and don’t do on page 17.
The “Parts of a Good Friend” posters (color & black/white, boy and girl versions) are on pages 18-21.
Pages 22-23 offer students a 3-step process for what to do when they see bullying.
The “Be a Good Friend” song on page 24 is a simple song set to the tune of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”.
On page 25, students can develop three friendship goals (soccer themed). For example: Invite Emma to sit with me at lunch, or ask Alex to work with me on a project, etc.
Pages 26-32 give students the opportunity to brainstorm and write about someone who is a great friend. Students should use the graphic organizer on page 24 to give reasons and examples of why that person, in their opinion makes such a great friend. Writing paper is included.
On pages 33-36 you will find a simple bee themed craftivity where students will list different ways to be kind. Print the attached bulletin board banner, and add the completed bee craft to make an easy bulletin board display.
The “Please Don’t Sting Me” game board and 24 situational game cards can be found on pages 37-41. Laminating the boards and cards is advisable. The situational cards make students think about what they should do, whom they should tell, and how they think people feel when they are bullied. The cards would make excellent writing or discussion prompts as well.
Some goodies to wrap things up include a “Good Friend Award” on page 42, as well as stickers to be printed on sticker project paper, on pages 43-44.
Literature and web links are can be found on pages 45-46.
Finally, before printing the banner, remember to choose the poster or tile option. It is approximately 8 x 42 inches; perfect for a classroom bulletin board.
I hope this resource makes discussing a difficult topic a bit easier.
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