Character Ed Program Apple Lesson To Stop Name Calling in Grades K-12. VERSION A
Positive Label Program lessons promote character developement and social intelligence. This lesson is step by step for stopping name calling. The bullying prevention concept is easily adapted for middle school, high school, and home.
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K-5th Grade Classroom GuidanceApple Activity ASCA National Standards:PS:A1 Acquire Self-knowledge, PS:A2 Acquire Interpersonal Skills, PS:B1 Self-knowledge ApplicationGoal:1. Build vocabulary, increase correct use of grammar, public speaking, increase self-knowledge, increase interpersonal skill, and gain self-knowledge2. Decrease name calling and verbal bullying while increasing use of positive words.Topic:How negative and positive words have an impact on our lives. How does this lesson connect to Casey and The Amazing Giant Green Shirt? As Casey learned the power of kind words, so do the students with this activity.Materials:Apples, Knife, Cutting boardProcedure/Activity:Before the class begins, the teacher will slightly bruise an apple by rolling/banging it on the floor. (This mainly needs to be done for the younger kids.) Students sit in a circle.Teacher asks students how many of them have heard the saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” How many of you believe this statement is true?Extensions Activities Home, Secondary Schools.Middle School, High School, Home Lesson ExtensionsMiddle School Extension: Middle School teachers and counselors may use this activity during small groups or as a beginning of the school year activity. Teachers or counselors may incorporate the use of cell phones, e-mails, texts, instant messaging, etc. Middle school students do not realize the impact of such devices may have on another student. These devices take out the emotional aspect and when they may be joking, the other person does not realize it and take the information personally.