Photo Gallery: No Name-Calling Week 2007 at Schools Around the Country
This year to follow-up No Name-Calling Week (which took place January 22-26, 2007), we put out a request to all of you who are registered for our informational listserv to send along both descriptions and images of how your classroom or school participated. And so, for the first time ever, we are able to offer you this photo gallery of images that show exactly the types of wonderful work students and educators around the country are taking on in order to eliminate name-calling and bullying of all kinds in schools.
We want to thank everyone who chose to share photos, and we hope that these examples will serve as inspiration for the many learning communities, both new to No Name-Calling Week and seasoned participants, that are engaging in similarly exciting work.
May 01, 2007
Mount Anthony Union Middle School - Bennington, Vermont
NO NAME CALLING WEEK took off at the Mount Anthony Union Middle School as students decorated their classroom doors to express thoughts about how to reduce and prevent antisocial behaviors. Students from Mount Anthony Union High School’s SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and GLOW-UP and PAVE educators went into 17 MAUMS advisories to participate in National No Name Calling Week activities.
High school students performed role plays and discussed the harmful effects of name calling. The response from the middle school was undeniably positive. Students from the middle school said, "I wish it was longer than a week. There was a lot less name calling this week; it felt different and good," proving the effort to be a success. Besides teaching empathy, activities highlighted the role of bystander and his or her responsibility to the target of name calling and to the bully.
George O. Barr School - Silvis, Illinois
The fifth grade students at George O. Barr School in Silvis, Illinois, celebrated No Name Calling Week all week. They designed a showcase display that contained books about helping yourself, pictures about how it feels to be called names and how it feels to be a friend, and a list of the dress code for the week. The students read daily announcements that out lined S.A.F.E. and read published poems by young people about feelings. These ideas were taken form the No-Name Calling curriculum.
Submitted by Mary Rossmiller and Rachel Bleeker, fifth grade teachers.
Weigand Avenue Elementary School - Los Angeles, California
Our school celebrated No Name Calling Week this year by putting up posters around the school; each student made a pledge to stop name calling and wore an orange (school color) yarn around their wrist to remind them of their pledge; student council members went into Kinder and 1st grade classes to read the book "Don't Call Me Names" and sing the song...students then drew a picture of what it felt like to be called a name, and the pictures were put into a poster called "Words Hurt."
I, the counselor, went into each 4th & 5th grade class and did a presentation on name calling with a cut out of a boy...students were selected to come up and tease the boy..each time they did, a piece of the boy was ripped up...we had a great discussion about the effects of people's mean words, as well as disabilities, skin color, socio-economic status....next, students came up and tried to put him back together with kind words...we then made a "friendship chain...students wrote on a strip of paper two ways in which they could help someone who is being teased, and we linked them together with the other classes.
NNCW was a success at Weigand Avenue Elementary School!
Submitted by Mrs. Flores
Big Brothers Big Sisters Program at JEB Stuart Elementary School - Petersburg, VA
Tabrina, 5th grader at JEB Stuart Elementary, and Sherryl Jackson, Sophomore at Virginia State University are matched in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program at JEB Stuart Elementary School.
As one of their activities together, Tabrina penned a poem and created a poster as part of the creative expression contest for No Name Calling Week. Tabrina also read the poem to JEB Stuart Elementary Principal Ms. Brenda Shelton.
"Don't Call Me Names!!"
By Tabrina, 10 years old, Fifth Grade
JEB Stuart Elementary School, Petersburg VA
There are many things that People don't know.
One thing that they especially don't know is,
When you tease someone, it does hurt their feelings and
It can make them feel very sad.
SO DON'T CALL PEOPLE NAMES!
Because they are slow learners,
Don't Call People Names! Because they may be overweight,
And Don't Call People Names!
Because they may not have as much as you do.
People should think before they speak,
Because what they say about someone else,
Just may be true about themselves, since no one is perfect at all.
Pembroke Pines Charter School - Pembroke Pines, Florida
This year at Pembroke Pines Charter School - Central Campus we had our third Annual Anti-Bully Campaign. Last year we began to incorporate our campaign with the National No Name Calling Week. It works out great! Attached you will find a copy of the week-long activities that we have and several pictures of our Peace Rally. On behalf of my colleagues and my students I want to thank you for being so passionate about such an important cause.
Gilford Middle School - Gilford, New Hampshire
Gilford Middle School (grades 5-8) in Gilford, NH participated in No Name Calling Week for the first time.
Thanks for the inspiration! Beth Zimmer, Guidance
|No Name-Calling Week is endorsed by, among others:|
National Association of Elementary School Principals
National Education Association
American School Counselor Association
Girl Scouts of the USA
National School Boards Association
Children's Defense Fund
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