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Discover Anti-Bullying Program

Guaranteed to

* Help Promote a Positive School Climate

* Help Reduce School Absenteeism

* Help Reduce Negative Effects of Bullying

Be Bully Free Symbol

Professional Storyteller Debbie Dunn
Call (423) 422-9728
E-mail: debbiedunn.djlyons@gmail.com
or E-mail: moredunntales@yahoo.com

Watch 18 1/2 minute video of Debbie Dunn being interviewed about Be Bully Free program at Summer Shade Elementary School on 10-18-2010. Interviewer: Elaine Marcello, Title I Paraeducator, STC.

Interview with Debbie Dunn about anti-bullying at Summer Shade Elem. near Glasgow, KY

 

 

 

The Bully Free program teaches the following concepts:

VICTIMS:

   * Stand up straight, make eye contact, smile calmly, and
remember to breathe.
   * Deep breathing sends oxygen to your brain. Suddenly, you'll know what to say. 
   * Use "I Messages."
   * Try to smile since your tears often gives a bully a false sense of power.
   * Try to be a friend to a bully. "Have you had a bad day? Would you like to talk about it?"

WITNESSES:

   * Politely but firmly tell bullies that being a bully is NOT okay.
   * Withdraw your friendship from a bully if he or she insists on bullying your friends or acquaintances.

BULLIES:

   * Bullies often are victims of bullying.
   * The real way to feel important is by helping others and by practicing your talents and skills - not by bullying.



STORIES OUT OF A TRUNK PROGRAM:
"BE BULLY FREE"

Example Format For The Day:

8:00-8:50 a.m. Debbie gives performance of three solo tales that teach skills for dealing with bullies and the importance of practicing your talents and skills. Videos are attached below of the three solo tales.
 
First two stories for entire school:
 
(1) Grandmother Frog's Magic Bully Buster Song (for grades K-6)
 
(2) Parable Of The Eagle (for grades K-6)
 
Then grades K-1 return to their classrooms. Grades 2-6 remain to listen to the last tale that is more appropriate for upper grades only:
 
(3) Ned & Nan Kicks Their CAN'Ts Away (for grades 2-6)


9:15-11:15 a.m.
Two-hour workshop with 39 to 49 to 59 target students. During the workshop, Debbie Dunn will audition and train these students to perform a seven-act play complete with costumes and sound system. The play is called "No Bullies In The Kingdom."












Act 1 - Carl Coyote Saves The Day

Act 1 - Carl Coyote Saves The
         Day

A man dropped a cigarette underneath a tree, the home of the bees, crows, and squirrels. Can Super Spy Squirrel find an animal big enough to stop the fire before it transforms into a forest fire?

Click HERE to watch slideshow of entire script plus costumes on Associated Content.com.



Act 2 - Lion And Tiger Bully Carl Coyote

Act 2 - Lion And Tiger Bully
         Carl Coyote

Lion and Tiger bully Carl Coyote on a regular basis. Some of the forest animals find out and offer Coyote their friendship. That made Coyote feel a little better. Unfortunately, he knows Lion and Tiger plan to bully him again soon? What will he do?

Click HERE to watch slideshow of entire script plus costumes on Associated Content.com.



Act 3 - Carl Coyote Becomes A Bully

Act 3 -  Carl Coyote Becomes
         A Bully

Carl Coyote was feelings so flat and deflated from being bullied regularly by Lion and Tiger. Sadly, he decided the only way to feel puffed-up and inflated was to become a bully himself. Watch what happens when he joins that chain of pain.

Click HERE to watch slideshow of entire script plus costumes on Associated Content.com.



Act 4 - Bully Chain Of Pain

Act 4 -  Bully Chain Of Pain

At a meeting, the animals discuss the Bully Chain of Pain. The boys and girls work out their conflict. A plan is discussed to teach Coyote it is NOT okay to be a bully. 'I Messages' and other techniques are taught to deal with bullies.

Click HERE to watch slideshow of entire script plus costumes on Associated Content.com.



Act 5 - Eagle & Friends Confront Carl Coyote

Act 5 - Eagle & Friends Confront
         Carl Coyote

Eagle and her friends tell Carl Coyote that it is NOT okay to be a bully. Instead, he should focus on his talents and skills. Then the four boys he bullied use I Messages to get him to stop bullying them. Coyote apologizes.

Click HERE to watch slideshow of entire script plus costumes on Associated Content.com.



Act 6 - Coyote Is Saved From The Hunters

Act 6 - Coyote Is Saved From
         The Hunters

Coyote gets caught in a hunters snare. Thanks to his apologizing for being a bully, the animals are willing to organize a rescue party before 2 hunters can sell him for money.

Click HERE to watch slideshow of entire script plus costumes on Associated Content.com.



Act 7 - Animal Intervention With 2 Bullies

Act 7 - Animal Intervention
         With 2 Bullies

An Animal Intervention with 2 Bullies: Tiger and Lion. Doug Raccoon and the other forest animals state, Stop being a bully or leave our forest forever. Tiger agreed to stop. Lion refused.

Click HERE to watch slideshow of entire script plus costumes on Associated Content.com.




Songs Taught:
My Bully Buster Song - Click
HERE

1st verse from Another Bully Buster Song - Click
HERE


How do you choose the target students? The target students you handpick could come from 1 or 2 classes. You could choose 4 to 8 eager volunteers from each grade level. Or you might want to pick certain students you have identified as victims or bullies to help reinforce the skills and techniques of becoming bully free.


After lunch from 1:00 to 2:00 (or some other 1-hour block) of your selection:
The 59 target students you handpicked will perform a 50-minute seven-act play called “No Bullies In The Kingdom” for the entire school. Debbie will act as narrator and director, guiding the students through the entire process.

Please note: If your school is so large that the entire school will NOT fit in the gym, then only have grades 2-6 or grades 3-6 attend the performance and play.
 
11 Boy Parts:

1. Carl Coyote  – This is the star of the whole play. Pick a Class Clown type kid with lots of personality for this role. This boy will have 27 lines to perform.

2. Super Spy Squirrel – This is one of the other stars of the play. Pick a Class Clown type kid with lots of personality for this role. This boy will have 11 lines to perform.

3. Doug Raccoon – This is one of the most important lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. This boy will have 13 lines to perform.

4. Grandpa Rabbit – This is one of the most important lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. This boy will have 9 lines to perform.

5. Ben Bear – This is one of the lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. A class clown type kid will be best for this role. This boy will have 6 lines to perform.

6. Fletcher Frog – This is one of the lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. This boy will have 10 lines to perform.

7. Hunter Billy Joe – This is one of the lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. This boy has 3 lines to perform.

8. Hunter Jake – This is one of the lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. This boy has 2 lines to perform.

9. Robbie Rabbit – This is one of the lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. This boy has 7 lines to perform.

10. Rusty Rabbit – This is one of the lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. This boy has 6 lines to perform.

11. Peter Porcupine – This is one of the lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. This boy has 6 lines to perform.

13 Girl Parts:

1. Ellen Eagle – This is one of the most important lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. This girl will have 9 lines to perform.

2. Grandma Porcupine – This is one of the most important lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. This girl will have 4 lines to perform.

3. Rosie Rabbit – This is one of the most important lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. A class clown type kid will be best. This girl will have 9 lines to perform.

4. Polly Porcupine – This is one of the most important lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. This girl will have 9 lines to perform.

5. Mama Squirrel – This is one of the lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. This girl will have 5 lines to perform.

6. Queen Bee – This is one of the lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. This girl has 3 lines to perform.

7. Bonnie Bear – This is one of the lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. This girl has 2 lines to perform.

8. Fancy Fox  - This is one of the lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. This girl will have 3 solo parts and one group part to perform.

9. Roxie Rabbit – This role is ideal for a shier student. This girl has 5 group parts to perform.

10. Penny Porcupine  – This role is ideal for a shier student. This girl has 5 group parts to perform.

11. Daisy Deer  – This role is ideal for a shier student. This girl has 5 group parts to perform.

12. Dora Deer  – This role is ideal for a shier student. This girl has 5 group parts to perform.

13. Ruby Raccoon  – This role is ideal for a shier student. This girl has 5 group parts to perform.

35 Either Boy or Girl Parts:

1. Bully Lion – This is one of the lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. This boy or girl will have 12 lines to perform.

2. Bully Tiger – This is one of the lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. This boy or girl will have 17 lines to perform.

3. Fuzzy Rabbit – This is one of the lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. This boy or girl will have 4 lines to perform. He or she will also be a song leader.

4. Balloon Kid #1 – This is one of the lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. This boy or girl has 2 lines to perform.

5. Balloon Kid #2 – This is one of the lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. This boy or girl has 1 line to perform.

6. Balloon Kid #3 – This is one of the lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. This boy or girl has 2 lines to perform.

7. Alpha Wolf – This is one of the lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. This boy or girl has 3 lines to perform.
 
8. Alpha Monkey – This is one of the lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. This boy or girl has 2 lines to perform.
 
9. Parent Crow – This is one of the lead roles. Pick someone with lots of personality. This boy or girl has 1 solo part and 4 group parts to perform.

The following roles can be played by either boys or girls.
These parts are ideal for shier students to play.

10. Bee Baby #1  –This boy or girl has 5 group parts to perform.

11. Bee Baby #2  –This boy or girl has 5 group parts to perform.

12. Bee Baby #3  –This boy or girl has 5 group parts to perform.

13. Squirrel Baby #1  –This boy or girl has 4 group parts to perform.

14. Squirrel Baby #2  –This boy or girl has 4 group parts to perform.

15. Crow Baby #1  –This boy or girl has 4 group parts to perform.

16. Crow Baby #2  –This boy or girl has 4 group parts to perform.

17. Crow Baby #3  –This boy or girl has 4 group parts to perform.

18. Wolf #2  –This boy or girl has 1 group part to perform.

19. Wolf #3  –This boy or girl has 1 group part to perform.

20. Wolf #4  –This boy or girl has 1 group part to perform.

21. Wolf #5  –This boy or girl has 1 group part to perform.

22. Wolf #6  –This boy or girl has 1 group part to perform.

23. Monkey #2  –This boy or girl has 1 group part to perform.

24. Monkey #3  –This boy or girl has 1 group part to perform.

25. Monkey #4  –This boy or girl has 1 group part to perform.

26. Parent Spider  –This boy or girl has 1 group part to perform.

27. Spider Kid #1  –This boy or girl has 1 group part to perform.

28. Spider Kid #2  –This boy or girl has 1 group part to perform.

29. Spider Kid #3  –This boy or girl has 1 group part to perform.

30. Spider Kid #4  –This boy or girl has 1 group part to perform.

31. Spider Kid #5  –This boy or girl has 1 group part to perform.

32. Spider Kid #6  –This boy or girl has 1 group part to perform.

33. Spider Kid #7  –This boy or girl has 1 group part to perform.

34. Spider Kid #8  –This boy or girl has 1 group part to perform.

35. Snake  –This boy or girl has 1 solo part to perform.



BE BULLY FREE
ELEMENTARY ASSEMBLIES

BE BULLY FREE ELEMENTARY ASSEMBLIES Location Time Period

Bowman Elementary School. Click HERE to see slideshow of costumes and play descriptions.

Carroll County, GA

8-21-2009

Professional Storyteller Debbie Dunn conducting BE BULLY FREE program at Cedar Grove Elementary in Sullivan County, TN on 11-19-2009. Click on picture to see full-size photo & to read article:
Professional
         Storyteller Debbie Dunn conducting BE BULLY FREE program at Cedar Grove Elementary in Sullivan County, TN on 11-19-2009

Kingsport, TN

11-19-2009

Kingsley Elementary

Kingsport, TN

11-20-2009

Akard Elementary

Bristol, TN

11-22-2009

Central Heights Elementary

Blountville, TN

12-16-2009

Happy Valley Elementary

Johnson City, TN

12-17-2009

Summer Shade Elementary

Watch 18 1/2 minute video of Debbie Dunn being interviewed about Be Bully Free program at Summer Shade Elementary School on 10-18-2010. Interviewer: Elaine Marcello, Title I Paraeducator, STC.

Interview with Debbie Dunn about anti-bullying at Summer Shade Elem. near Glasgow, KY

Summer Shade, KY

10-18-2010

Hiseville Elementary

Hiseville, KY

10-19-2010

 

 

 

 

What if I told you this could happen all in one day?

What if you could handpick 39 to 49 to 59 target students to become mentors and master teachers for their peers?

What if you had a ready-made assembly that could be presented to students, staff, parents, and press?

What if you knew that this ready-made assembly came complete with a two-hour audition and practice workshop, costumes for each actor, props, sound system, and Debbie acting as narrator and director for the  50-minute age-appropriate assembly for your elementary school students?

 

What if you knew that your school would also be treated to an all-school assembly at the beginning of the day where Debbie performs 2 to 3 stories solo that further reinforce ways to deal with bullies?

 

What if you knew that this program was administered by a woman who wears many hats?


·  Conflict Resolution Specialist for 5 years

·   A certified teacher (K-3 & 1-8) since 1980

·  Elementary teacher for 7 years

·   Middle school teacher for years

·   Obtained level of Highly Qualified teacher & Career Ladder Level I

·   Teacher Development Presenter & Key Note Speaker

·   Professional Storyteller since 1989

·   B.A. in Elementary Education & Sociology

·   M.A. in Elementary Education with specialization in Storytelling

·   Author of middle school curriculum called 3 C’s: Conflict Resolution, Character Education, & Communication Skills

·   Author of many other stories & curriculum

·   Member of TSA – Tennessee Storytelling Association

·   Member of NSN – National Storytelling Network


What if you could receive a FREE Bonus Learning CD that your teachers could use in their classrooms filled with PDF files, MS Word files, and Powerpoint Shows of follow-up Bloom’s Taxonomy questions, Creative Writing Story Prompts, Bulletin Board Ideas, plus a Science research activity?

As I’m certain you are aware, many students stay home to avoid dealing with bullies. What if you had a program that is guaranteed to help reduce school absenteeism and the negative effects of bullying?



Free download below:
Full description of program
to present to your school



“Excellent presentation and rapport with audience – capturing their imagination immediately and completely – holding them in rapt attention and anticipation of what might come next. Good involvement by and with the audience to make them feel a part of the storytelling process.”

-- Dave Mumford, Teacher, John F. Kennedy Elem., Daly City, CA



“One felt most relaxed because of the way the stories were told. The stories came over in a clear way – we could visualize the situation, you felt part of the story from the beginning. Everyone listened with enthusiasm. The children learned so much from an Excellent performance.”

-- Mrs. Meira Thomas, Teacher, Beaumaris Primary School, Isle of Anglesey, WALES



“Debbie was very enthusiastic. Her style easily and quickly captivated all of us. Her movements and voice fluctuation and accents created a mood for each story. We could have listened for hours. She has motivated me as a teacher to try my hand at being a ‘storyteller’.”

-- Michelle Ames, Teacher, Ronald S. Beasley School, St. Louis, MO



“Debbie pulls each member of the audience into the depths of her stories, leaving them on a magic ‘storytelling high’.”

-- Dr. Flora Joy, Professor of Storytelling & Reading at ETSU, Johnson City, TN






Watch YouTube videos of some of
Debbie Dunn's performances:

  • To listen to "Burger King" click HERE

  • To listen to Part 1 of "Grandmother Frog's Magic Bully Buster Tale" click HERE

  • To listen to Part 2 of "Grandmother Frog's Magic Bully Buster Tale" click HERE

  • To listen to "Greedy Rabbit" click HERE

  • To listen to "Jack and the Bull" click HERE

  • To listen to "Jack and the King's Girl" click HERE

  • To listen to "Mouse Mother" click HERE

  • To listen to "Ned and Nan Kick Their CAN'Ts Away" click HERE

  • To listen to "Parable of the Eagle" click HERE

  • To listen to "Rainbow Crow" click HERE



 

 

 

 

 

After booking Debbie Dunn to conduct this program at your school, click HERE to get the documents you will need.