"Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Those Bully's Gotta Go!"
Every year our school participates in "Stand 4 Change!" This is a movement to raise bullying awareness and to help "Stop Bullying NOW!" Every one wears red and each grade level, specialists, support staff and administrators make their way out to the field to form a big heart and recite an anti-bullying pledge, talk about the S.T.A.R. strategy to deal with bullies and have a fun cheer to shout. This year it was "Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Those Bullies Gotta Go!" We even had pom poms this year! I love this because I always strive to create a "bully free zone" classroom and want kids to become valued, stand up citizens. We spent the day talking about bullying, strategies to deal with bullies, class building activities and making books and posters to promote "Stand 4 Change". It was a great way to end a week! STOP BULLYING NOW! :)
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