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Mean girls
Old 10-31-2018, 07:12 AM
 
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As a former second grade teacher, this does not surprise me.i would see it occasionally.
First, spend some time observing them. Who’s the ring leader? What are the exact behaviors ? Does it happen more on playground or in class as well? Really try to sort out the hierarchy and the followers.

Then, sit them down collectively and tell them what you have noticed. Draw up a list of no more than 5 rules to follow, such as, noditching friends at recess, no isolating one friend from another, establishngame rules before you start to play and stick with them, everyone has the right to say no and walk away without retaliation.

You can see what my issues were.

I also told a few of them that if they kept this up, they would be seen as bullies and eventually no one will want to play with them or like them.

It is often a love/hate relationship between an odd number of girls. Someone’s always feeling left out.
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