Pepita is back! And though she likes her new school, she has decided that - after three days - she isn't going back. She's sorry too, because she likes her teacher, Miss Chu, who has black eyes and a sunny smile. She likes her bright, colorful classroom. And she especially likes the playground. But she does not like Babette, a mean-spirited girl who makes fun of Pepita's name, her braids, and even her dog, Lobo. And so she has decided that she doesn't want to go back to school. That night at supper, Pepita tells her family about her decision and Babette's bullying. Her parents encourage her to try again, and advise her to be kind. Her brother tells her not to fight, because bullies like to fight. So against her will, Pepita goes back to school. Babette immediately starts to attack Pepita with unkind comments. In spite of her best intentions, Pepita simply can't be nice to someone as nasty as Babette. To Pepita's surprise, it turns out that Babette knows how to dish out hurtful comments, but she doesn't like to be on the receiving end!
This collection of innovative bully-conquering lessons features 12 jungle animals in a selection of story-based lessons for grades K-2 and games for grades 2-5. The 12 animals are identified with bullying behaviors that children face in their everyday lives and for which they need coping strategies. You will find a game lesson and a story lesson for: gossiping, exclusion, threatening, bossing, denying doing the wrong thing, putting others down, being snooty, ganging up on someone, name-calling, denying or lying about actions, whining and complaining, and yelling. Includes: 23 game-oriented guidance lessons for grades 2-5; 12 story-based guidance lessons for grades K-2; and 12 Jungle Animal Hat Patterns. Some cutting required.
Helps parents and teachers tackle all types of bullying, from social isolation to physical violence, sexual harassment, and cyberspace cruelty. Student, staff, and parent surveys are included.
Publisher: Boys Town Press
Product ID: BTP9781936734085
Grades: Grades 3 - 12, Staff
Level(s): Primary, Intermediate, Middle School, High School, Staff Room
File Size: 1.05 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Digital Book): 9781936734085
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781889322674
Book features step-by-step behavior components of 182 social skills from the basic (following instructions) to the complex (resolving conflict).
RJ has had a rough day – he wakes up with gum stuck in his hair, misses recess because he’s late to school, earns a zero on his math homework, and kicks the ball into his own team’s soccer goal! With his mother’s help, RJ learns that his problems happen because he doesn’t listen or pay attention to directions. Author Julia Cook’s book shows RJ as well as all K-6 readers the steps to the fundamental social skills of listening and following instructions. When RJ learns to use these skills the right way, he has the best day of his life! This book is the first in the BEST ME I Can Be! series of books to teach children social skills.
No is RJ's least favorite word…and he tries his best to convince his dad, his mom and his teacher to turn "No" into "Maybe" or "We'll see" or "I'll think about it." Even though he doesn't have much success. RJ keeps arguing until his teacher suggests that he try to join her classroom's "Say YES to NO Club." If RJ can learn how to accept "No" for an answer and to disagree appropriately, he can add his name to the club's Star Board. This book is part of the BEST ME I Can Be! series of books to teach children social skills.
RJ is making a lot of trips to the "time-out" chair! Without telling anyone, he and his best friend decide to walk home from school instead of riding the bus. Then RJ and his sister snack on Mom's triple-layer double-chocolate cake and spoil Grandma's birthday surprise. Dad helps RJ learn how to do a better job of asking for permission. and when RJ returns to school his principal has him practice making an apology. RJ feels a lot happier when he says he's sorry, and he learns that asking for permission will mean fewer trips to the time-out chair. This book is part of the BEST ME I Can Be! series of books to teach children social skills.
RJ's teacher wants him to work with bossy Bernice, messy Frankie and Norma on a report about Egyptian mummies. Then, after a frustrating school day, he finds only one cookie left in the cookie jar, and his mom makes him share it with his sister. With help from his soccor coach, RJ learns that working as a team and sharing are skills needed not just on the soccer field, but in school and at home too. This book is part of the BEST ME I Can Be! series of books to teach children social skills.
RJ’s way of doing things isn’t working out for him, especially in math class. His teacher is upset because so many of his assignments are missing or incomplete. RJ blames Norma "the booger picker" and Rodney "the alphabet burper" for distracting him during class. With support from his parents, RJ learns how to ask for help when he needs it, and to stay on task. By learning how to do things the right way the first time, he discovers he no longer has to do his work over and over again. This book is part of the BEST ME I Can Be! series of books to teach children social skills.
When a couple of friends give RJ a compliment, he isn't sure how to respond, and when his teacher explains that while he is doing many things very well, there are other things he should work on, he argues and makes excuses. With guidance, RJ learns the value of properly accepting compliments and feedback from others, and that feedback is just information he can use to become better. This book is part of the BEST ME I Can Be! series of books to teach children social skills.
Easy-to-use lesson plans to help middle school students deal with bullying in safe and effective ways. The lessons address a broad range of issues including recognizing bullying behaviors, using social skills to resolve bullying situations, and problem solving to make better behavioral choices. The lessons can be blended into existing curricula or taught as stand-alone activities.
Help students in grades 9-12 solve bullying problems with these lesson plans that can be used in traditional classroom settings, or small-group counseling sessions. The lessons can be blended into existing curricula or taught as stand-alone activities. Topics include problem solving to make better behavioral choices, using social skills to resolve bullying situations, and using social media responsibly.
How well do the members of your learning community work together? Are you a smooth, well-oiled machine or a fractured collection of in-it-for-yourself individuals? In a straightforward, no-excuses style, author and coach Kevin Kush outlines eight traits that can turn any group or organization into a cohesive, high-performing team. Ideal for anyone who is a member or leader of a project team, work group, or task force.
Helps in-home family practitioners incorporate the teaching of life skills into treatment of high-risk families. Includes 132 skills in caregiving areas such as housing, relationships, child supervision, preventing abuse, money management, etc.
Effective parenting and discipline techniques include preventing and correcting misbehavior, using consequences and praise, and setting clear expectations for children.
Positive parenting techniques and nurturing advice for parents of toddlers including how to prevent and correct misbehavior, use time-out, set appropriate expectations, and stay calm.
Strategies for school administrators and teachers to use to improve relationships with and among students and create a cooperative, collaborative learning environment.
Successful coach urges parents and coaches to put sportsmanship and fun back into youth sports by teaching kids to listen, respect opponents, handle adversity, win with class, and lose with dignity.
Curriculum of 29 lesson plans to teach Grades 7-12 students improved study skills such as note taking, summarizing, using research tools, and test taking.
Describes an intervention strategy that emphasizes behavior management practices, relationship-building techniques, and social skills instruction and improves the social climate in schools.
Boys Town's highly successful football coach explains for teachers and coaches his strategies for motivating youth to individual improvement and team achievement.
How parents can handle questions about safety, age, appropriate attire, breaking up, gift giving, and other issues when teenage daughters begin dating.
Proven effective parenting strategies that help parents reduce and correct misbehavior, use consequences and praise, and teach social skills, problem-solving, decision-making, and self-control to children 6 to 16 years old.
Describes and documents the influence that ten environments (home, neighborhood, school, faith, electronic, etc.) have on the behavior of children. Tells parents and professionals how to improve behavior by changing a child's environment.
With humor and empathy, child psychologist Dr. Patrick Friman outlines the problems related to bedtime for children from infancy through middle school and gives you advice and tips on how to handle them. In many cases, he provides several options so you can choose the approach you feel most comfortable with. His suggestions can help end those bedtime hassles and get you and your child the good night's sleep you both need!
Includes stories and advice from a father who found himself drifting away from spouse and children and how he worked to renew his commitment to family.
This book offers effective parenting techniques for foster parents as well as how to work with the foster child's natural family, create a safe environment, and handle transitions to another placement.
Guide to help therapists, counselors, psychologists, and educators incorporate social skill instruction into treatment planning for children diagnosed with mental health disorders.
Curriculum includes lesson plans to teach students 35 social skills including listening to others, setting long-term goals, using anger-control strategies, and being prepared for class. Includes role-play scenarios and class activities for grades 3-12.
Curriculum of lesson plans for teachers to use with students learning 28 social skills. Activities that include discussion, role plays, reading, and journaling are suggested for Kindergarten to grade 12.
This book encourages African American boys to develop a plan to reach their goals by considering how others have overcome poverty, racism, violence, and drugs to find lives filled with purpose.
A successful African American woman recounts her journey out of poverty and challenges young, urban girls to define their dreams and goals. Journal-format pages ask readers to reflect on pressures in their own lives and how to overcome them.