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Date: Wed Jul 04 2001 - 07:17:49 PDT

It has been found that kids that bully also are mean to animals. they have
to kick and mistreat animals at their parents sides. I talk about kindness
to animals in my classroom when we begin drawing animals - just a good tie in
and I have
my Principals permission to bring in our Humane Society someday to talk about
kindness to animals. Kids tell me horror stories about what goes on with
animals at home - one kid said he had to help his Dad drown some puppies that
weekend. He said I cried and Dad hit me. We are rural so attitudes towards
animals are abit "strict" but I still think animals diserve humane treatment
on all

Also I have found that sometimes when I question a bully about what bothers
I can get to a sister or brother that bullies them - or stuff that goes on on
the bus -
or a divorce going on etc. they hurt and they want to get rid of that hurt
by hurting someone else.

I would like to hear others thoughts on this as bullying is one thing I can;t
in life - can;t solve every case of it but want to make my students - loving
at least on some level.

Enough - Have a sparkling Fourth of July!!! Roberta