Friday, September 2, 2011

Tattle Tell

Tomorrow marks the end to my first 2 1/2 weeks of school.  Already I am thinking about how I can address the tattle telling issue.  This summer my kids picked out a book at our public library called Don't Squeal Unless It's A Big Deal
This book does a really good job of explaining to the kids the difference between tattling and informing an adult in an emergency!
Another tattling book I came across was A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue...although I must admit that I have never read it.  Looks and sounds cute though!
I totally want/need to make one of these posters and basket. 
If you would prefer a tattling moster over the tattling turtle, here ya go from Giggles Galore...
First, make a monster from an empty Kleenex box.
Then print out one of these signs and Wa-La!  A simple solution!
Grow Up Learning uses the same idea of the Tattling Turtle, but uses a tiger instead.  Super cute!!
Also...Really Roper has a GREAT tattling song on her blog.  Check it out!!

Any other ideas out there I have missed?  I would love to know what all you are doing to address the issue of tattling...either in your classroom or at home with your own children. :)


Anonymous said...

I have the Tattle Turtle in my first grade classroom and it is a lifesaver! The only thing that could make it any better would be a recording device so I could listen to what the kids are whispering to him all day long, so funny! It has eliminated the constant tattling in my room, and when the kids need to share they go straight to the turtle instead of me, it's great!

Tina said...

Thank you for all the great ideas on your blog. I have to follow now!

Quench Your First

Mrs. Valerie said...

Thanks for the wonderful ideas! I actually have a Tattling Tiger in my classroom (another version of the Tattling Turtle). Please check it out on my blog:

Barbara said...

We love both of these books! We use KELSO's choices at our school to teach students the difference between small problems and big problems. Each room has a KELSO's corner where students can take one another to look at their options and solve their small problems. The BIG problems are those which threaten our security and might require an adult's help - that's when they're encouraged to "report" what's going on. This has worked really well to cut down on tattling.

The Corner On Character

Anonymous said...

Best idea ever!!!!! I spend so much time listening to tattles. I stop them before they can even get their sentence out. I am getting a tattle tiger ASAP!! thanks for the idea :)

Cynthia said...

Love, Love, LOVE this idea!!!!

I have a turtle that will be perfect for this!

I'm your newest follower. So glad I found your blog!

2nd Grade Pad

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