This month, your student will hear a book titled Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell in class as part of the ABC program. The main character Molly is empowered by a caring adult, her grandmother. As her grandmother fills her bucket, Molly Lou gains self-confidence, which empowers her to stand up to bullying behaviors. Molly Lou models positive self-talk to the other students in the class and shows how positive energy can change negative behavior.Through this book, we hope to teach the children to identify caring adults in their lives, develop their personal power and believe that they have control over their lives, and increase self-esteem.
- Find a caring adult
- Develop and use "personal power"
- Use self-esteem to become resilient
HOME ACTIVITIES - Support these lessons at home! Here are some ideas...
- Boost Each Other Up: Celebrate each family member's special talents and abillities. Go around the dinner table and have each family member say one thing they like about each of the other members of the family.
- Wall of Fame: Create a special place in your house to display items that family members are proud of. Assign a space for each family member. Post items in this space that they are proud of (special drawings, an assignment they worked hard on, photos, etc.). Make sure there is a space for mom and dad, too!
- Muddy & Clear: Have your student "expert" explain the concept of "mud thoughts and clear thoughts" to the family. Have the family practice changing "mud thoughts into clear thoughts."
- Who are your Caring Adults: Have frequent conversations about the caring adults in your children's lives; Identify who they are at school, in the neighborhood, and in the family. Who are the caring adults for the adults?
Questions? Please contact PTO Parent Coordinator, Vidya Badami