We talked about ways people can be unkind to others. We listed those things in dark black marker on a big piece of paper. Gave each student 5 white papers on which to write kind things. We glued the kind things over the unkind things and talked about how you can still see the unkind choices.
When people are unkind over and over on purpose it becomes bullying.
At Fairview we STOP, WALK, and TALK to deal with bullying.
4th Grade - Problem Solving
Reviewed/taught STAR problem solving.
Practiced using STAR to come up with peaceful, win-win solutions to problems.
5th Grade - Self-control and Expressing Tough Feelings
Talked about the intensity of feelings using paint strips. Talked about what happens if we don't express intense feelings appropriately. Read Soda Pop Head and practiced our note-taking skills by taking notes on the coping strategies in the book.