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The Princess Boy

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Topic:

The Princess Boy

LT focus:

  • explore, identify and talk about concepts such as sharing, fairness, respect and empathy
  • Listen and respond to the story, “The Princess Boy.”
  • Understand the importance of accepting differences

Introduction

Introduce puppet to the class- This is the princess boy. He likes to wear pink dresses and wear a tiara.

Think-Pair-Share

Is it ok for boys to wear pink clothes?

Can girls play with tractors and superheroes?

Development

Watch the video of the Princess Boy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnyvd2MtS1w

Ask the children about the story.

  • What was your favourite part? Why?
  • How did the princess boy feel when the woman laughed at him? How would you feel if you were the princess boy?
  • If the princess boy came to visit our class, how would you make him feel welcome?
  • Should we judge somebody by what they look like?

Plenary

Activity- Children will draw a picture of how they would make the princess boy feel welcome in our class.

Eg. I would play with the princess boy on yard.

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Copy of the book needed for this lesson to work.

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Anti Bullying- Rights and Responsibilities

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Topic:

Anti Bullying- Rights and Responsibilities

LT focus: To begin to understand the universality of rights through an awareness of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Introduction

Watch UNICEF We’ve all got rights song

Teacher to ask children what children believe both their rights and responsibilities are.

Q: What are our rights and responsibilities in school? T to scribe list on WB.

Teacher will inform the children about UNICEF’s convention of children’s human rights. Highlighting Article 28 which states that all children have the right to an education and that schools should be a place where everyone is respected.

Development

What is respect? What is disrespect? Definition of respect to be displayed on the WB

Chn given thinking time for question “Have you ever been disrespected by anyone while at school?”

Children using IPADs will log their answers on POLL EVERYWHERE.

Then children will be asked if so how did that make them feel.

List of emotions will appear as a word cloud on the WB.

Teacher to ask children:

What do we call when someone is repeatedly disrespecting us? (Bullying)

Using Poll Anywhere children will anonymously answer the question have they ever seen or been a victim of bullying at school? (Could pieces of paper with yes/no boxes)

Activity:Teacher will inform children that as part of Anti Bullying Week children are going to create a school Anti Bullying Advertisement campaign in groups to be displayed on the school website.

(Possible integration with Drama & Literacy using rhyme/alliteration to write effective slogans)

Children will use iMovie or class camera to record their advertisement. 

Plenary

Teacher will circular class observing progress of groups stopping for mini plenaries asking them to share their ideas/progress. Other class members will give feedback on their advert. Remembering to kind, specific and helpful.

As a class then try and come up with a school Anti Bullying slogan.

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Recording would take place over the week.

Possible integration with Drama and Literacy.

https://www.polleverywhere.com/ Poll Everywhere

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN_70HXxd5Y We’ve all got rights

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Have you filled a bucket today?

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Topic:

Have you filled a bucket today?

LT focus:

  • Anti-bullying
  • Respect
  • Kindness

Introduction

  • Discuss how we can make our classroom, our school, our homes etc. a nice place to be.
  • Read a story called Have You Filled a Bucket Today? By Carol McCloud to the class.

Development

  • Tell students that the word bucket is used to describe our emotional self. If the bucket is full, we are happy. If the bucket is empty, we are sad.
  • Review key ideas from the story, focusing on positive and negative comments. Positive comments are those that are uplifting and make people feel good, while negative comments are put-downs and do not make people feel good about themselves.
  • Point out that every interaction we have with people either fills or empties their buckets
  • Pass out examples of “Bucket Fillers” and “Bucket Dippers”.  E.g. Saying good morning to your teacher or classmates. (Filler).  Hurting someone with your hands (Dipper)
  • Give each student a turn to come up to the anchor chart and place their label in the correct column.
  • Discuss what makes each a bucket filler or dipper and why.  If it is a bucket dipper, discuss what could be done instead to make it a bucket filler.  

Plenary

  • Either at the end of the lesson or the next day, ask students to share the “Bucket Filling” activities that they are noticing and how they made them feel. Ask how they felt when they filled a bucket.  If anyone experienced “Bucket Dipping,” ask how that made them feel.
  • Once the students have understood the Bucket Filler concept, Each student could be given a bucket in the class where their classmates could place bucket filler note. An additional lesson could be done on the rules of writing bucket filler notes.

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Resources

PDF version of the story – Have you filled a bucket today?

http://www.easton.k12.ma.us/document_center/moreau/Have_You_Filled_a_Bucket_Today.pdf

Video of the story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2r9pAd4bE8