1st grade- Talked about how to refuse bullying (when someone is mean, over and over, on purpose). We practiced being assertive by standing up tall, looking the person in the eyes, and using our strong respectful voice to let them know we don't like what they are doing. It helps if they are specific about what they don't like (rather than just saying "stop") because some kids don't realize what they are doing that bothers other people! We looked at some examples and talked about how they can refuse any behavior/treatment that they don't like--even if it's not bullying!
2nd and 3rd- We finished up our lessons on bullying by talking about bystanders. A bystander is anyone who sees or hears bullying happen. Bystanders have a lot of power to make bullying better OR worse! We talked about how they can use the 3Rs (Recognize, Refuse, Report) and also how to support a person who is being bullied.
4th and 5th- We finished up our lessons on bullying by talking about cyberbullying. We talked about different types of electronic technology and examples of how they can be used to be unkind. We discussed the ways we deal with unkind behavior in this format.
Letters should have gone home with 1st-5th graders last week about our bullying unit. The letter explains how you can get access to the information I was teaching so you can use it with your kids at home! :)