Back in middle school I was the one who was always picked on for a variety of ridiculous reasons. A few years later this song "Don't Laugh At Me" by Mark Wills came on the radio and touch my heart in a big way. Mark Wills is one of my favorite singers of all time because of it. I have met him and seen him in concert a few times. Now as a teacher, I have it a zero tolerance rule for bullying and teasing. No child or anyone for that matter deserves to bullied, laughed at, and picked on.
For those that want to view the video copy and paste the link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVjbo8dW9c8&ob=av2n
Sub Hub has an amazing e-book out http://subhubonline.blogspot.com/2011/12/must-own-books-free-ebook.html?spref=fb
One of the books I mentioned in her e-book was "Don't Laugh At Me" that the songwriters turned into a book. It is written by Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin and illustrated by Glin Dibley. The pictures are incredible. I love reading this book to the students and having a great discussion! http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Laugh-Reading-Rainbow-Book/dp/1582460582/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325355908&sr=8-1
Also, here it is in Spanish! http://www.amazon.com/Rias-Reading-Rainbow-Books-Spanish/dp/1582461791/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1325355908&sr=8-3
Anyone else read the book or heard the song? Anyone have any great ideas on how to use the book or song in a classroom or with your own children at home? Please share below in the comments!
P.S. I just figured out how to make the links. whohohooooooooooo! I am proud of myself. haha