4th and 5th Gr. Assignment #11

Learning Goals:

* Learn and practice friendly letter form.

* Increase awareness of bullying and cyberbullying in kids your age.

Directions:

1. Read this first to understand today’s topic: Kids bully each other in many ways and its something people are talking about more these days. Here’s some ways kids bully each other…

Physical bullying means:

  • Hitting, kicking, or pushing someone…or even just threatening to do it

  • Stealing, hiding or ruining someone’s things

  • Making someone do things he or she don’t want to do

Verbal bullying means:

  • Name-calling

  • Teasing

  • Insulting

Relationship bullying means:

  • Refusing to talk to someone

  • Spreading lies or rumors about someone

  • Making someone do things he or she doesn’t want to do

I’m going to give you a few minutes to look at this website that talks about it more. Explore it and read. Website click here.

2. Another form of bullying is called cyberbullying. That’s when people use computers, web pages, phones, texts or online handheld devices to hurt, scare, tease or embarrass  other people. This takes many forms we will learn about in other lessons with more focus. Today I want to start on this topic by you writing me a letter.

3. Click here for a guide on writing a friendly letter. Open the guide and look at it. When you feel like you understand, let’s start writing the letter.

4. Open a new word document and write me a letter about anytime you have seen, felt or were the target of being bullied. What are your feelings about it?

Remember to include all five parts of a friendly letter.

5. Read the letter over now that you are done and look carefully for mistakes. Print it when you are done.

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