In fourth grade we began the first book in Erin Frankel's series, named Weird. Weird tells the perspective of a "target" in a bullying situation occurring at school. The main character, Luisa, thinks that by changing herself it will end the bullying and relentless teasing. She eventually learns that the more she is herself, the happier she is and her confidence soars - putting an end to the bullying.
I asked students to think about what makes them "weird" and unique. What makes you special and different from everyone else? With these questions in mind, students began a fun & colorful art project to show off who they really are on the inside.