Monthly Archives: March 2013

Enemy Pie…

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IMG02244-20130128-1246IMG02245-20130128-1247This lesson plan is based on the topic friendship which was conducted for grade 5 students. The objective is to help children understand there are ways of converting your enemies into your friends and it’s better to have friends than enemies.

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Story Board individual pictures

Activity started by showing Video – “Enemy Pie”. Then discussion was followed, based on the story. The questions focused were:

1. What is the opposite of a friend? Is it a stranger, is it an enemy, or is it something else?

2. Who here has a best friend? What special qualities make this person a friend?

3. What do you think is an “Enemy Pie”??

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Enemy Pie worksheets
Enemy Pie worksheets

 Children made storyboard of 6 pieces, based on the story- “Enemy Pie”. Everyone enjoyed the story as well as activity. Worksheets were given to the students as an activity which included drawing as well as expressing their favourite part of the story. Most of them liked the part, when enemies turned friends. Bulletin board was made with the help of children.

Check out the Enemy Pie Worksheets

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worksheet

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Mansee Gupte-Chatterjee

 

Don’t laugh at me.!!!

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The objective of this lesson plan is to develop empathy, build awareness of actions that constitute put-downs. This lesson plan is for creating awareness about bullying and helping children to learn, how it feels when someone laughs at them.

 

The flow of the session was:

 

  1. Video : Don’t laugh at me
  2. Discussion based on the video.
  3. Sharing of personal experiences
  4. Reflection Activity: Chart paper was provided to all students and they were asked to draw a scene from the video and write about their own reflection.

 

Students found the video very touching and sensitive. The video was shown 3-4 times as everyone like the video and the message it conveyed. They got an opportunity to express their feelings when someone laughed at them. The difference between fun teasing and serious teasing was discussed with examples.  “People laugh at us and say mean things to us so that we feel bad and sad” was discussed in the class.  Few of the examples were used to explain this issue. Children understood an important message from the video:

“Don’t laugh at me

Don’t call me names

Don’t get your pleasure from my pain

In God’s eyes we’re all the same

Someday we’ll all have perfect wings”

 

They understood that a bully gets pleasure and feels powerful from others persons pain when he tease his victim. As a result of this session, the teasing behaviour reduced in class. If teasing occurred, the victim would say-“Don’t laugh at me or don’t make fun of me or don’t tease me”. Children became more expressive about being bullied and that also helped reduce the bullying/teasing behaviour in the classroom.

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Mansee Gupte-Chatterjee