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the book

The Recess Queen

by Alexis O'Neill

A fresh & original twist on the common issue of bullying. Kids will relate, & parents & teachers will appreciate the story's deft handling of conflict resolution (which happens w/o adult intervention)Mean Jean was Recess Queenand nobody said any...

A fresh & original twist on the common issue of bullying. Kids will relate, & parents & teachers will appreciate the story's deft handling of conflict resolution (which happens w/o adult intervention)

Mean Jean was Recess Queen
and nobody said any different.
Nobody swung until Mean Jean swung.
Nobody kicked until Mean Jean kicked.
Nobody bounced until Mean Jean bounced.
If kids ever crossed her, she'd push 'em and smoosh 'em
lollapaloosh 'em, hammer 'em, slammer 'em
kitz and kajammer 'em.
Until a new kid came to school!
With her irrepressible spirit, the new girl dethrones the reigning recess bully by becoming her friend in this infectious playground romp.

Suggested by Kate

Hardcover - 32 pages - $17.99
ISBN: 0439206375 (ISBN13: 9780439206372)
Published Feb 1, 2002 by Scholastic Press
First published 2002

the class

I currently have 28 second grade students in my classroom, 23 of whom are English language learners.

I currently have 28 second grade students in my classroom, 23 of whom are English language learners.

the school

Lincoln, Springfield, MA

public | K-5 | 417 students

Economic status:  High Poverty

732 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA
Phone:  (413) 787-7314 Fax:  (413) 787-7364
Springfield School District

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