Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Juice Box Bully

Have you guys heard of this book? i first noticed it a few months back on pinterest. I was intrigued, and when I got an amazon gift card at the end of the year I used it to buy this and a few other character building read alouds.

I was blown away by this book. It is just lovely, and I know it will really speak to my kids. Here is the product description from Amazon.

Have you ever seen a bully in action and done nothing about it? The kids at Pete's new school get involved, instead of being bystanders. When Pete begins to behave badly, his classmates teach him about "The Promise". Will Pete decide to shed his bullying habits and make "The Promise"?

In my classroom I plan on going over the promise, reading it together and repeating it several times though out the first week. 

I made up these posters (I'm not sure which one I like best yet) I am going to hang it in the room and have all the kids sign it. 

This is the promise that the kids in the book make with each other and their teacher.

If you like either one of these you can get them on google docs here

I am also selling this little craftivity I made to go with the book. You can pick it up at my store here! Check it out!  I can't to start of the year with this! 

So I think I'm going to start a little tradition, I have seen on a few other blogs. The first two people to comment with their email address get it for free! Yay!


  1. It looks great!

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

  2. This is really cute! I do remember hearing about this book, but forgot about it until reading your post. Thanks for sharing the book & activity. This will be a great character building activity. :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

    1. send me your email if you would like it!

  3. I've never heard of that book - would it be good for firsties?!?!

    Hey, I'd love to try a repeated task pack for 3rd grade...but I'm not sure what you would need. Let me know if you think of anything...I make no promises though..HA!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

    1. The characters in the book are a little older, and there's some new vocabulary like bystander etc. But I think it would still work it's never to early to introduce them to the message in the book. I'm doing it with my second graders.

      Hmm I'm not sure either lol. I still think the handwriting practice would be good, writing sentences instead of a name perhaps. Maybe timed facts practice, adding and multiplying. Writing prompt would be good.

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  5. Very creative! I want to go and check out that book!

    Apples and ABC's

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  7. I've added this to my wishlist. We used to have a first grade promise that our team would teach to our kiddos every year. I feel like I should be bringing that back out. :)

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  8. Cassandra...Thanks for the vote of confidence on the Versatile blogger and the Liebster Blog Award...Love your blog! What a great place to hang out! Nikki at An Uncommon to the Core Teacher

  9. I will be using it! Thanks for sharing the book and activity


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