Thursday, November 21, 2013

We've been bitten by the Tease Monsters

In third grade we read the story Tease Monster by Julia Cook.  This story does a great job explaining that teasing is a part of everyone's life, but there is teasing that takes away from our life & teasing that adds to our life.  We join "one-of-a-kind" as he figures out which teasing is good-natured and which teasing is hurtful.

Afterword we discussed how we can tell the difference and tips to consider before we tease.  I used many personal examples to show students how very different our feelings can be when it comes to teasing.

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