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RIBBON WEEK MARCH 12 - 16

This year’s theme is Stop. Think. Choose. We found a silly song that goes with the theme.  https://youtu.be/LrHMkKcNtq4

We are inviting everyone to:

  • Wear the awareness color for 4 days. Blue, White, Red, Green.
  • Look for 2 papers stapled together. Green Bingo & Internet Safety info for our WHITE DAY.
  • Students will earn one small piece of candy for bingo or blackout.
  • Watch some short videos
  • Students will attend an assembly on Friday morning that ties all our topics together

We ordered a special memento to remember the week, and as a thank you for every student and staff member for participating!  We’d love your support to help pull off a successful and inspiring week. Will you help teach our kids these 4 main topics?

  • Anti-bullying
  • Internet Safety
  • Being drug Free
  • Pedestrian & Traffic Safety

LOOK!

You will notice some stop lights hung throughout the school in non-traditional colors, which represent each topic.

WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

Stop. Calm down. Take a deep breath. Consider what you (or others) are feeling. Wait a second and pay attention to what you’re about to do.

Think. What’s the problem? What are my options? What are the consequences? (good or bad) Will it get me into trouble? Ask yourself will it hurt me, others or things they care for?

Choose. Make your choice. Talk to someone you trust. Only you have the power to make the decisions that will affect your life.

DID YOU GET A BINGO CARD?

We designed a 16 box Bingo card for the kids to play during the week (attached at the end, but will be printed and sent home this Friday, March 9).  As they pass off each task, they will either get a parent or teacher to initial the box. We will give one treat per student with either a blackout or bingo.  At the end of the week, we have a surprise for everyone (including staff) for participating.

IDEAS OF WHAT TO TEACH YOUR CHILD(REN)

MONDAY, MARCH 12 —  COLOR: BLUE!  Anti Bullying. Random Acts of Kindness.

Look for these ideas on your bingo card & start checking them off this week.

-ask someone about their day

-sit with someone at lunch that needs a friend

-make up your own way to show kindness

-clean up after someone else

-hold the door for someone

-smile and say Hi to someone new

-draw a picture or write a thank you card

-let someone go ahead of you in line

TUESDAY, MARCH 13 – COLOR: WHITE!  INTERNET SAFETY.

Mark off 3 Bingo squares:

  1. Share Red Riding Hood video on internet safety https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGr_KFiCX4s
  2. Give parents internet safety paper
  3. Kid(s) talk to parents about the dangers of the internet

GREAT BOOK SOURCE for elementary age children:

“Good Pictures. Bad Pictures. Porn-Proofing Today’s Young Kids.” By Kristin A Jenson, MA and Gail Poyner, PhD

HELPFUL WEBSITES:

Educatedempowerkids.org

Fightthenewdrug.org

Pornharmsresearch.org

Pornproofkids.org

Protectyoungminds.org

VIDEOS:

Search YouTube for “teaching kids about pornography”

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 – COLOR: RED! DRUG FREE.

What’s an addiction?

Why are drugs so hard to quit? Video https://youtu.be/Xbk35VFpUPI (Check off box on Bingo card)

Why would anyone want to use drugs?

What can we come become addicted to?

Why would anyone want to be addicted? 
What if I know someone using drugs, what should I do?

What do drugs look like? (Check off box on Bingo Card)Click here to see thumbnail pictures of what drugs look like.

THURSDAY, MARCH 15 – COLOR: GREEN!PEDESTRIAN/TRAFFIC SAFETY.

Check off these boxes on your bingo card:

-Stay on the sidewalk until you get to your home or car

-Buckle your seatbelt without being asked

-Wear a helmet while riding your bike

Walk this way Video: https://youtu.be/-t2oX6zQEyU

Talk about other safety precautions when using a crosswalk.  Make eye contact with the driver to make sure they are going to stop before you step off the sidewalk.  What playing chicken is and why it’s not a good idea.

A hot topic at our house is, when can I moving from a booster seat? https://youtu.be/aamaMFHJX2E

CAR SEAT, BOOSTER SEAT OR SEAT BELT: WHERE DOES YOUR KID FIT?

https://www.safekids.org/interactive/car-seat-booster-seat-or-seat-belt-where-does-your-kid-fit

We searched for a long time to find a the perfect video showing a crash test dummy, seat belt safety for both older and younger kids. Might not be age appropriate for younger kids? https://youtu.be/D9EGCi922Ps

FRIDAY, MARCH 16 – ASSEMBLY

A superb motivational speaker, Abby Stephens, will tie all of our topics together and teach them more about our theme "STOP. THINK. CHOOSE."

Finish Bingo cards

Special memento sent home with each student

WEEKLY REVIEW:

  • Friday, March 9, Bingo cards & internet safety info coming home
  • Each day dress in specific color

             Monday 12 - Blue

             Tuesday 13 - White

             Wednesday 14 - Red

             Thursday 15 – Green

  • Watch for texts that prompt questions you can ask your kids about their day. J