October is National Bully Prevention month. As an activity, we read the book Spookley, the Square Pumpkin and then did a circle discussion on the carpet. It was good to get things out in the open at the end of the 1st quarter of school. This way we all knew of things that were happening and what we each could do to help make school a great place for students to be.
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The students then were able to create their own pumpkins. The only limitation was that there had to be ridges, so that you could tell it was some sort of pumpkin. You can see that the kids went pretty crazy! Then each student made a letter for the heading of our hallway display. They didn't know what the title was going to be until everyone had finished their letter.
Mrs. Udy's Bully-Free Pumpkin Patch.