Cool Things to Do If a Bully's Bugging You: 50 Classroom Activities to Help Elementary Students

Cool Things to Do If a Bully's Bugging You: 50 Classroom Activities to Help Elementary Students

by Catherine DePino


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Cool Things to Do If a Bully's Bugging You: 50 Classroom Activities to Help Elementary Students aims to help students facing bullying and other problems while they're actually experiencing them. The activities feature a multidisciplinary approach that encourages speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities to complement curricular goals in English/language arts and social studies. Principals, teachers and counselors will want to use this book in their bully prevention programs by involving children, parents, and the entire school family in their drive to create a bully-free school.

The book includes classroom activities and also involves parents in the learning process by having them discuss bullying issues with their children in a "Talk It Out" section that concludes each chapter. Research shows that involving the bullied child, the home, and the school community has proven the most successful approach to helping kids remain bully free. The book also includes kid-friendly quizzes to help reinforce the concepts covered in every chapter. Students and teachers alike will find the variety of activities in this book informative, kid-friendly, and best of all, enjoyable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475825497
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/31/2016
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. Catherine DePino is the author of four books about bullying. Blue Cheese Breath and Stinky Feet: How to Deal with Bullies, a chapter book published by APA, has been translated into different languages and is widely used in bully prevention programs. Her parenting book, Who Says Bullies Rule?: Common Sense Tips to Help Your Kids Cope, gives parents practical tools to help children overcome bullying. She also wrote Real Life Bully Prevention for Real Kids, a teacher resource book. Additionally, Catherine wrote many grammar/writing books for teachers to use in their classrooms. Catherine holds a doctorate from Temple University and has served as an English teacher and department head in the Philadelphia School District and as a student teaching supervisor for Temple University. View her website and contact her at

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Show Your Strength
Think About Your Talents
Discover What Makes You Happy
Race Against Bullying
Brainstorm New Activities to Try
Write a Statement of Your Strength
Stay Fit in Mind and Body
Join a School or Neighborhood Club
Chapter 2: Try New Strategies
Identify the Types of Bullying You've Seen
Describe a Challenging Experience with a Bully
Identify Bully Hot Spots
Stay Clear of the Bully
Halt the Bully on the Bus
Cluster a Bully Solution
Pretend You're the Bully
Write a TV or Movie Script About Bullying
Keep a Log
Invent a Beat-the-Bully Game
Write Rules for Schools
Talk To an Adult About the Bully
Chapter 3: Write to Outsmart the Bully
Plan a Fiction Book About Bullying
Critique Movies About Bullying
Think Outside the Box
Write a Bully Loser Story
Create a Superhero Bully Buster
Write a Silly Bully Poem
Make a Silly Bully Picture Booklet
Write a Bully-Busting Manual
Imagine a Time
Pen a Pattern Poem
Chapter 4: Read All About It!
Imagine You're a Newspaper or TV Reporter Investigating Bullying
Write a Letter to the Editor
Come Up With 25 Ways to Stop a Bully
Draw an Editorial Cartoon
Chapter 5: Picture a Winning Plan
Build a Beat-the-Bully Ladder
Design an Anti-Bully Shield
Draft a Mission Statement
Post a Bully Wanted Poster
Write a Progressive Story about Bullying
Invent a TV Show About Bullying
Craft a Custom Plan to Stop a Bully

Chapter 6: Gain Power with Body Language and Speech
Walk the Walk
Talk the Talk
Give Rapid-Fire Responses
Ask For Help When You Need It
Find the Right Words to Tell About Bullying
Compose Anti-Bully Bloopers
Chapter 7: The Most Important Things to Do If a Bully's Bugging You
Believe that Things Will Improve
Surround Yourself with Upbeat Friends
Get Involved
Never Give Up

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