Oh no, there’s a big bully in this lesson’s "Bully Brother" story. It’s Droid’s big brother, and he is going to smash Droid and Dude’s spaceship with a baseball bat. Droid and Dude don’t know what to do and they need help! Fortunately, Mama Amore is there to rescue them.
This lesson helps pre-kindergarten students learn more about bullying. The story of Droid and Dude is there to help them recognize what bullying looks like, why it happens, and how to deal with it.
"In the class discussion, the students learn that bullies bully because they have a poor self-concept, so they think negative thoughts and do negative actions. This means that bullies are in an Unhappy Thoughts-Actions-Feelings Circle."
In the class discussion, the students learn that bullies bully because they have a poor self-concept, so they think negative thoughts and do negative actions. This means that bullies are in an Unhappy Thoughts-Actions-Feelings Circle. This lesson is taught with the provided "Droid", “Dude”, and “Mama Amore" visual aids. Finally, to teach the students how to address bullying, the “No Bullying Allowed” poster is displayed. Together, pre-kindergartners learn the five positive actions they can take to deal with bullies.
The Positive Action curriculum helps prevent all types of bullying. Bullying is a common problem in schools. In fact, 22% of school students in the United States report having been recently bullied as of 2019. By preventing bullying, schools can help prevent their students from developing criminal behavior and life-long health problems, which research over the years has observed to develop in student victims and bullies.