Stop & Think….Before you Click

being online is part of your life

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Today we are learning about how to help our friends and classmates if they are being cyberbullied. We will find out what advice we can give them.

 

Are you a good friend?

What advice would you give a friend being cyber bullied?

We will watch the video above, twice.

  1. The first time we will watch and listen to tune ourselves into the video’s message.
  2. The second time we watch, we will take notes about the strategies people can use if they are being bullied online.

You will need:advice worksheet

 

  • A book or blank paper for note taking
  • Pencils
  • Worksheet

 

 

 

Our notes from the video:

Here is the advice we learnt from the video….If we or someone we know is being cyberbullied, we can tell them to…

  1. Ignore the bully. Sometimes it’s best not to respond
  2. Block the bully
  3. Speak up for others, stand up for yourself……but don’t bully them back
  4. Ask an adult for help…someone you trust
  5. Save the evidence…take a screen capture of the bullying
  6. Treat others online the way you want to be treated
  7. Know how to behave online. Don’t be a bully yourself.
  8. Be positive online. You will get a bad reputation if you are not nice online.

 

The Rainbow Fish

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Today we are watching the actor Ernest Borgnine read the story, “The Rainbow Fish” by Marcus Pfister. We are listening to this story to help us learn more about friendship and what makes us happy. We might also learn some new words!

rainbow fish

 

Some things to talk about before we watch the video….

** There are no right or wrong answers to these questions, they are questions to help us with our thinking.

  • How many of you have ever owned an item that you didn’t want to share?
  • If you were made to share, did it make you happier or sadder?
  • How does sharing your things with friends make you feel?
  • Would you rather have something really special all to yourself or share it with friends?
  • Is being unique more important than being liked?

Some more things to talk about in our Classroom Circle…

** There are no right or wrong answers to these questions, they are questions to help us with our thinking.

  • Was Rainbow Fish’s decision to share his scales worth it?
  • Rainbow Fish was happy with his scales, and he was happy with his new friends. Are there different kinds of happiness?
  • Are they true friends if one of the main reasons they like Rainbow Fish is because he gave them something pretty?
  • If Rainbow Fish refused to give the blue fish the scale politely, would this have changed the other fish’s perception of him?
  • Do you share with your friends? Do you share everything with them?

 

Let’s make our own ferociously fun fish!

2 fish

Here is a fish template, if you really want help drawing your first fish.

Click here to find more fun animals to create! Ideas from craftwhack.com.


 

While we are sharing our ferociously fun fish…

rainbow fishSome wonderful words are used in this book to describe the Rainbow Fish. The book tells us that the Rainbow fish’s scales are so beautiful because they shimmer.

Shimmer is a great word!

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What other words could we use to describe our fish’s scales?

 

What do you think of our fish?

rainbow fish

 

Ants, Ants and More Ants!

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Today we will be learning more about ants.

We will learn about ant body parts,  ant habitats and what ants do.

We will use two worksheets to help us record what we learn about ants.

** Make sure you have these two worksheets and some pencils.

ant tools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An ant song to learn…….just for fun!

Think before you share!

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Today we are learning about being safe on the internet and why it’s important to think carefully before we post anything online.

This will help us to know what is OK to post on our classroom blogs, chat in online games and other social media. It will also help us to know what is NOT OK to post!

 

Let’s watch these videos together…

Now we will watch the videos again and take some notes to help us remember what important information they told us.

Pencil and paper

 

 

You will need a worksheet and a pencil to take your notes.

 

 

 

Create a zoo at school!

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We are learning about the animals and insects that live at our school.

We will discover which creatures have made our playground their habitat.

We are going to create a zoo at school!

You will need:

  • two partners
  • observant eyes
  • paperladybird
  • a pencil
  • a hula hoop for your group, and
  • something to lean on

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Let’s get started…

We will go outside into the schoolyard and find a good place to set up our zoo. We will use the hula hoop as the walls of our zoo. Then we can record how many animals and insects we can see moving around in our zoo.

create a zoo

This is what we discovered….in our own words…

  • We saw ants
  • We saw all kinds of bugs
  • We saw a brown moth
  • We saw lots of ants
  • It was really fun looking for insects in the sandpit and the green grass.
  • We had fun at our zoo and we saw lots of insects and we saw a lot of ants. Our zoo was up near the fence in the dirt and the grass.
  • It was exciting looking for insects, it was the best zoo. We called it St Albans Zoo.

What's in our zoo

 

More about ants…

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