As part of our reading class, we are singing Mean by Taylor Swift which asks the question, "why you gotta be so mean?" The current read aloud is The Revealers and students commented about bullying on a recent Reading Workshop post about bullies. Every day for the last week the class has discussed bullying and not being mean to other students.
So tell me, what is up with this one boy? Why does he still think he can say mean things to other students? This class has so many kind and caring students. No one else acts like him.
He struts around like he is so cool, but then sneaks around and says mean comments that he knows will tear kids up. He is good at pretending to help when the teacher is watching, but watch out when he thinks no one can see him.
I hope as we continue to discuss meanness a light will click on and he will stop. I don't know if he realizes how many people see his sneaky ways of hurting others. Maybe once he catches on to that, he will try out kindness and compassion. I guess right now he is the only one in the whole class that doesn't get that everyone else gets that he is mean.