With 1 in 5 students being bullied at school every day, kids know all too well what it’s like to see their classmates teased, intentionally left out, or physically harmed. But today’s students are also eager to help create a safe, more welcoming classroom environment. They have plenty of stories to tell about the times they’ve extended a hand of friendship to their peers. So get ready to help them write it out through the Stop Bullying: Speak Up Writing Challenge and free Bookmaking Kits from 826 National, Cartoon Network, and Pilot Pen.
Recommend for grades 1-5, one kit includes everything needed to publish 35 student stories: 35 book covers, binding tape, FriXion Pens by Pilot Pen, and lesson materials from 826 Digital. With the kits, students will be able to draw, decorate, and write a new anti-bullying narrative about kindness and empathy.
It’s powerful when students can share their stories with each other — and the world needs to hear about including others, too. For the second year in a row, Cartoon Network will pick one inspiring story to animate — which means your student’s story could end up on television!
Tesa, a third-grader from Georgia, had the story she wrote last spring turned into a 30 second short by animation studio Giant Ant. It was featured during Cartoon Network’s commercial breaks through the fall of 2019.
Order by January 20, 2020 to receive a kit for your classroom by February 7. Bookmaking Kits are limited; request one for your classroom today! Domestic United States shipments only. We are unable to fulfill international orders.