School Assembly: Mrs. Villani narrates a story about bullying. Staff volunteers act out story for children. Video "Dusty the Dragon" talks about Jungle Bullies.
Teachers read book "Billy the Bully", a counting book about friends lost and won again through kindness and friendship. Book is read during "Whooo's Reading?"
PACO the Puppet [an interactive video program] talks to the children about bullies and their behaviors. PACO can be shown to students during "Good Morning PACO".
Teachers read book "When Small is Tall." It is actually 3 different tales of animals who, despite their small size, prove themselves very helpful and valuable to their fellow creatures. Book is read during "Whooo's Reading?"
Review of week's lessons and help children practice the "Dignity Stance". (Stand tall, head held high, hands by side, eye contact, speak clearly and calmly.) This is practiced whenever child wishes to express feelings or wishes.
Practice daily the "KINDNESS PLEDGE":
I PROMISE ON THIS DAY
TO BE KIND IN EVERY WAY
TO EVERYONE, BIG AND SMALL
This pledge is recited daily throughout the school following the "Pledge of Allegiance".