- Dragon Tales - "Teasing is Not Pleasing"
Emmy is ready for the big Dragon basketball game to start, but things take a turn for the worse when Buster and Mookie start teasing Emmy about missing a shot. See how Emmy uses Quetzal's advice to overcome her hurt feelings and walk away a winner.
Do in Class
- Arthur: Conflict Resolution - Role-play situations involving conflicts that might occur between you and your peers. Practice problem solving skills in considering what to do in confrontations with a bully.
- Arthur: Feeling Left Out - Role-play with a puppet or stuffed animal to explore the feelings that come from being left out. Discover steps to follow that will help you cope with situations in which your feelings are hurt.
- Arthur: Making Up - Practice conflict resolution skills through discussion and role-playing.
- Arthur: Story Writing with Arthur - Use a graphic organizer to help you chart the relationship between the main characters and the problems in a story. Explore conflict resolution in story plots.
- Berenstain Bears: Section 3: Choices and Decision Making: A Problem-Solving Circle - Brainstorm possible scenarios (such as bullies, homework) and find acceptable solutions including when to tell an adult.
- Berenstain Bears: Section 4: Socio-Emotional Development: Put-ups and Put-downs - Put on a puppet show that presents the difference between name calling and friendly support.
- Dragon Tales: Bully for You - Act out different ways of dealing with someone who isn't being nice.
- It's My Life: When Friends Fight: Make Peace, Not War - Read an article about how to handle a fight with a friend and work things out. (Advanced Activity)
- Arthur: You've Got To Be Kidding - Help Arthur and his friends do some problem-solving.
By Judith Caseley
Published March 2001 by Greenwillow
Mickey and Jack used to be friends, but now Jack is making Mickey's life miserable. Dad suggests he use his brave words. Mom says give him more cookies. Mickey tries everything, and in the end, discovers his own solution. This book offers more than one way to deal with a bully. It should make a good discussion starter.
- Horace and Morris but Mostly Delores
By James Howe and Amy Walrod
Published March 1999 by Atheneum
Horris, Morris and Delores are three mice who do everything together. Everything, that is, except joining an exclusive all-boys club. When Horace and Morris leave Delores behind, she strikes out on her own and meets some new girl-mouse friends; Horace and Morris, however, quickly discover that they miss Delores, and work to find things they can all enjoy together. A treat to read out loud for ages 4-8!
*As most PBS children's programs offer one year extended taping rights for teachers, please feel free to tape them now and save them for use in your classroom during the school year.