Thursday, October 23, 2014

Picture Books for Bully Prevention Month!

October is Bully Prevention Month and our school has been doing a TON to support it! Since I am one of the the PBIS coaches, I've been trying to think of fun, interactive ways for students to become more aware of bullies, and how they can be prevented in our schools.

One of the ideas my amazing coach and I came up with was a Bully Prevention Book Box. This box houses 15 picture books for all grade levels and each one approaches the topic of bullying in a different way.  We put the box in our book room, created a checkout form, and let the teachers take and return them as they wish!

Here are a few of my favorites from the box:

Perfect for K-3, this book is about a new student who uses bullying behavior and the other students are not allowing it!   

This beautiful book with the most picturesque illustrations will leave you with tears in your eyes (and a simple lesson about kindness to teach your kids, where all you need is a pebble and a bowl of water.)

This 3 book series by Erin Frankel are true-to-life stories from all perspectives: the target, the bully, and the bystander.

This colorful book teaches kids about accepting differences, and how sometimes it takes just one voice to make everyone count.

So far, this box has been a huge success with the teachers at our school! Have you read any to your students? Even though October is the dedicated month for bully prevention, it always needs to be on our radar. These books are great to read year round, and will allow for some fantastic discussions in your classroom! Enjoy! :)

1 comment:

  1. Heard about One twice today - time to check it out! :-)


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