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Zeb and Deb anti-bullying K-2 lesson 2: Rob and Tina lost their joy

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Introduction: Zeb and Deb are a brother-and-sister spy team. They help characters solve problems. Rob and Tina have lost their joy due to bullying. Read how Zeb and Deb assist these two kids in becoming bully-free.

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Three (3) Essential Questions

Teacher asks three correlated essential questions that tie in with the appropriate K-2 Guidance Counseling and Health guidelines for the state of Tennessee. These questions would likely tie in the guidelines for other states; however, since the author is a Tennessee resident, she did not research their guidelines.

1A. Teacher says or asks: How are your feelings different from your emotions and your way of emoting?

Students Respond: Accept reasonable answers such as:

* Feelings means you have an emotional reaction. Feeling could be defined, as stated in thefreedictionary.com, “having the ability to react or feel emotionally.”

* Emotion could be defined, as stated in thefreedictionary.com, “any strong feelings, as of joy, sorry, or fear.”

* Emoting could be defined, as stated in thefreedictionary.com, “to express emotion, especially in an excessive or theatrical manner.”

1B. Teacher says or asks: Use any of these four words in a complete sentence: Feeling, Feelings, Emotions, Emoting.

Students Respond: Accept reasonable answers such as:

* I am feeling so sad that I am emoting with tears.

* My feelings are so hurt that I am crying.

* I am feeling so excited that I have stomach butterflies; therefore, I am emoting by jumping up and down with thrilled excitement.

2. Teacher says or asks: If you were feeling bad or sad, are there helpers you could talk to either at school, at home, or in the community?

Students Respond: Accept reasonable answers such as:

* Teacher

* Guidance Counselor

* Principal

* Parent or Guardian

* Relative

* Trusted neighbor

* Therapist

3. Teacher says or asks: How do you feel teasing is different from bullying?

Students Respond: Accept reasonable answers such as:

* Teasing could be defined, as stated in thefreedictionary.com, “one given to playful mocking.”

* Bullying could be defined, as stated in thefreedictionary.com, “a person who is habitually cruel or overbearing, especially to smaller or weaker people.”

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Previous lessons

This is the Zeb and Deb anti-bullying K-2 lesson 2. For lesson 1, click the link below:

Lesson 1: Introducing program, song, and class rules

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Story time

Teacher says or asks: Zeb and Deb are a brother-and-sister spy team. They help characters solve problems. Rob and Tina have lost their joy due to bullying. Read how Zeb and Deb assist these two kids in becoming bully-free.

This story is called “Rob and Tina lost their joy.”

Suggested activity #1: Post a picture of Zeb and Deb.

* Zeb and Deb poster and sing-along song or chant PDF download

Suggested activity #2: Post a picture of Rob and Tina.

* Rob and Tina poster PDF download

Suggested activity #3: Class participates in sing-along song called “Spies like Zeb and Deb.” See the video that accompanies this article. If desired, the class could alternatively chant the words rather than sing to the designated tune.

* Zeb and Deb poster and sing-along song or chant PDF download

* YouTube video: Spies like Zeb and Deb sing along video for grades K 2

* Examiner article: Anti-bullying K-2 sing along song called ‘Spies like Zeb and Deb’

Lyrics:

Spies like Zeb and Deb

are very, very wise.

Lost or stolen?

Problems big or small?

They can help you solve it all.

Suggested activity #4: Play the slideshow so that the students can see an illustrated version of the following story. Link to the 18-screen slideshow is included above.

Rob and Tina lost their joy

© 2013-2014 by Debbie Dunn

Rob and Tina entered the building and found the office of Zeb and Deb, the brother-and-sister spy team.

They knocked on their office door. KNOCK! KNOCK! KNOCK!

“Come in,” invited Deb.

“May we help you?” inquired Zeb.

“I’m Rob. I’m in the first grade,” said the boy.

“I’m Tina. I’m in the second grade,” said the girl.

“I’m Zeb and this is my sister Deb. How may we help you, Rob and Tina?”

Rob said, “We need your help.”

Tina said, “We’ve lost our joy.”

Zeb looked at Deb. Deb looked at Zeb. Deb said, “You’ve lost your joy? Oh, my!”

Zeb said, “We usually help people find THINGS that they have lost.”

Deb said, “Every now and then, we are asked to help someone recover an EMOTION that they have lost.”

Rob asked, “What’s an emotion?”

=======FREEZE FRAME=======

1. Teacher says or asks: “Okay, class. What is an emotion?”

Students respond: “An emotion is a feeling that you feel. You might be feeling glad or sad or scared or mad.”

Teacher says or asks: We will now continue the story called “Rob and Tina lost their joy.”

=======RESUME STORY=======

Zeb asked, “Did you lose your joy at home?”

Rob said, “No, I still have joy at home.”

Tina said, “Me, too.”

Deb asked, “Did you lose your joy at school?”

Rob said, “Yes.”

Tina said, “Me, too.”

Zeb asked, “Are your teachers mean?”

Rob said, “No, my teacher is nice.”

Tina said, “Mine, too.”

Deb asked, “Is your schoolwork too hard?”

Rob said, “No. It’s not too hard, but … .”

Tina said, “But it is sometimes hard to concentrate.”

Zeb asked, “Why is it sometimes hard for you to concentrate?”

Rob said, “Because some of the kids are mean, mean, mean!”

Tina said, “Yeah! Some of the kids are so mean that we lost our joy.”

=======FREEZE FRAME=======

2. Teacher says or asks: By looking at the pictures of Rob and Tina and remembering what you have heard, what do we know about Rob and Tina?

* Rob and Tina poster PDF download

Students respond: Accept reasonable answers like the following:

ROB

* Rob is in the first grade.

* Rob is tall for his age.

* Rob is broad for his age.

* Rob wears glasses.

* Rob is a white boy.

* Rob still has joy at home.

* Rob has nice teachers.

* Rob lost his joy at school due to some kids who were mean to him.

* Rob has trouble concentrating on his schoolwork due to the kids who bully him.

* Rob and Tina are probably friends since both of them walked in together to consult Zeb and Deb.

TINA

* Tina is in the second grade.

* Tina is short for her age.

* Tina is thin.

* Tina wears glasses.

* Tina is a white girl.

* Tina still has joy at home.

* Tina has nice teachers.

* Tina lost her joy at school due to some kids who were mean to her.

* Tina has trouble concentrating on her schoolwork due to the kids who bully her.

* Tina and Rob are probably friends since both of them walked in together to consult Zeb and Deb.

3. Teacher says or asks: What do we know about Zeb and Deb?

Students respond: Accept reasonable answers like the following:

* Zeb and Deb are a brother-and-sister spy team.

* Zeb and Deb have light purple skin and purple hair.

* Zeb and Deb normally help characters find things they have lost.

* This is the first time Zeb and Deb are going to attempt to help a character recover a lost emotion.

4. Teacher says or asks: What do we know about some of the kids at the school attended by Rob and Tina?

Students respond: Accept reasonable answers like the following:

* Rob and Tina feel that some of the kids are so mean that they have lost their joy.

* Those kids might be bullies.

5. Teacher says or asks: Predict some of the mean things that those kids do or say to Rob and to Tina.

Students respond: Accept reasonable answers like the following:

ROB

* I bet they make fun of Rob because he is tall and broad for his age.

* I bet they make fun of Rob for having to wear glasses.

* They might make fun of Rob because he is not all that good-looking.

* They might make fun of Rob because his clothes are not all that stylish.

TINA

* I bet they make fun of Tina because she is short for her age.

* I bet they make fun of Tina because she wears glasses.

* They might make fun of Tina because she is not very pretty.

* They might make fun of Tina because her clothes are not all that stylish.

6. Teacher says or asks: Think about a time when you felt like you temporarily lost your feelings of joy. What happened that helped you begin to feel better?

Students respond: Accept reasonable answers.

7. Teacher says or asks: Predict some of the ways you think Zeb and Deb might be able to help Rob and Tina recover their joy.

Students respond: Accept reasonable answers.

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Suggested guidance and health follow-up activities

As time allows, have class participate in any of the following related activities:

As suggested in the School Counseling guidelines created by the Tennessee Department of Education for grades K-2, read and discuss these two recommended books:

1. “The Meanest Thing” by Bill Cosby

2. “Let’s Talk about Teasing” by Joy Berry

As suggested in the Health guidelines (Emotional, Social, and Mental Health) created by the Tennessee Department of Education for grades K-2:

1. (Paraphrased) Play a game matching emotions to facial expressions.

2. (Paraphrased) Create and discuss “a role play situation where bullying is involved.”

3. (Paraphrased) Students draw pictures “illustrating how individuals may look as they experience different feelings.” Perhaps they could make a class book. Or perhaps the teacher could take pictures of the students intentionally looking glad, sad, scared, mad, etc. Label each picture with the matching emotion.

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Benchmarks and Standards from the Department of Education for the State of Tennessee

Please note: This anti-bullying lesson ties in with the following grades K-2 guidance counseling and health benchmarks and standards for the state of Tennessee. It could also apply to the guidance counseling and health benchmarks and standards for other states as well; however, since the author is a Tennessee resident, she has only researched Tennessee guidelines.

Please also note: Only key words and phrases will be listed for the standards. For the full text, please see the full-text resource section below for the downloadable PDF guidelines.

SCHOOL COUNSELING & CAREER GUIDANCE: GRADES K-2 (adopted in 2005)

School Counseling Standard 3: “Relate School to Life Experiences”

  • Helpers in school & community:

* Standard 3: Level 1

* Standard 3: Level 3

School Counseling Standard 7: “Self Knowledge and Interpersonal Skills”

  • Feelings:

* 7.2

* Standard 7: Level 1

* Standard 7: Level 2

School Counseling Standard 9 “Acquire Personal Safety Skills”

  • Helpers in school & community:

* 9.2

* Standard 9: Level 1

  • Bullying & Teasing:

* Standard 9: Level 3

* Standard 9: Sample Task

  • “Effective and appropriate ways to respond to ‘put-downs, compliments, and kind responses’.”

* Standard 9: Sample Task

  • “Alternative approaches to resolving conflict non-violently”

* Standard 9: Sample Task

  • Emotion:

* Standard 9: Level 3

TENNESSEE HEALTH EDUCATION STANDARDS PRE-K – 2

Section called: Emotional, Social, and Mental Health”.

Standard 8: The student will understand the importance of positive self-concept and interpersonal relationships for healthy living.”

  • Feelings & Expression:

* 8.1

* Standard 8: Level 1 (three listings)

* Standard 8: Level 2

* 2 Teacher Assessment Indicators example

  • Manage emotions & Feeling sad/sadness:

* Standard 8: Level 2 (two listings)

  • Characteristics of a bully:

* Standard 8: Level 1

  • “Actions to take when confronted by a bully”:

* Standard 8: Level 2

  • “Role play of a bullying situation”:

* Standard 8: Level 3

* Teacher Assessment Indicators example

Full-Text Resources:

School Counseling & Career Guidance: Grades K-2 for the state of Tennessee (Adopted in 2005)

Tennessee Health Education Standards pre-K-2

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Lesson 3: Rob, Tina, and the Mouse Mother tale

Lesson 4: More about tiny Tina and big Rob

Lesson 5: Monkey Mick and Monkey Minn

  • Part A. Zeb and Deb anti-bullying K-2 lesson 5: Monkey Mick and Monkey Minn
  • Part B. Tattling versus telling skits set 1: Name-calling plus using I Messages (coming soon)

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