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School Counselor Spotlight
Danielle Schultz, author of School Counselor Blog, featured an activity I did with students at my middle school field experience site on her School Counselor Spotlight! Click on the link below to check it out!
3rd Grade Bully Lessons
At my elementary field experience site, I gave four classroom lessons to third grade students on bully prevention. We talked about the four different types of bullying, ways to help ourselves if we are being bullied, and how to stand up to bullying and not be a bystander.
While talking about ways to help ourselves if we are bullied, we talked about the concept of using positive self-talk. I explained to the students that we can think of positive self-talk as having a tape recorder in our heads of all the things we are really awesome at! I then asked students to share some of their positive self-talk statements with the class to help give them ideas. After the discussion, I passed out a thought bubble to every student where they could write a positive self-talk statement about themselves. Here is one of my favorites!
When talking about bystanders, I read them the book "The Juice Box Bully" by Maria Dismondy. We talked about all the ways that we can not be bystanders and how they can stop bullying in their school by standing up for being who are being bullied! I had each student decorate a juice box and write one way that they would not be a bystander. (I downloaded the materials for this activity from Halle Hird's Teachers Pay Teachers store "Across the Hall in 2nd Grade"). I also had them recite the powerful promise that the children in the book say in their classroom. After reciting the promise, the students who wanted to take a stand against bullying signed a copy of the promise to show their dedication to stopping bullying!
After the lessons, I made a display of the signed promise, juice boxes, and self-talk bubbles in the hallway to remind students of what they learned and show the entire school of the great job third grade students did!