Read Nosy Rosie by Holly Keller.
Rose is a good friend. She has a great sense of smell and her friends depend on her to find things for them and she always does. But when they start calling her “Nosy Rosie" it bothers her. “ Don’t call me that," she said, but nobody listened. That’s the key: Nobody listened.
1. Why did Rose’s friends call her Nosy Rosie?
2. Were her friends trying to be mean to her? (Sometimes name calling is all in fun. Rose’s friends still liked her and depended on her. Other times name-calling is meant to be mean.)
3. Did Rose tell them how she felt? (Yes, she did. This is what bothered Rose. If they were really friends, they would have respected her feelings.)
4. What did Rose do when they continued to call her “Nosy Rosie"?
5.Did Rose’s friends finally understand?
6. When something a friend says or does is bothering you, what should you do?
Choose students to role play these scenarios and find a solution:
a. Jack is the tallest child in the class. One day Jill noticed how large his shoes were and she called him Big Foot. Several children laughed and started calling him Big Foot. Jack is embarrassed.
b. Sarah has red hair and lots of freckles. A boy in her class calls her “Red". She doesn’t like it.
c. Jason stutters when he talks. Brandon mimics him by calling him “J-J-J-Jason". Jason feels sad.
d. Emma wears her favorite dress to school. Her friends call her a show-off. It hurts Sarah’s feelings and she wants to go home.