Learning and Sharing

A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue

on September 10, 2013

We are camping on the concept of tattling.  It is an ongoing issue for many of the lunch buddies.    I was reading a post on Kristi Root’s blog,  She writes,”Tattling can take away from teaching time, cause conflict and discomfort, and can socially disable students.  When a student’s perception of right and wrong combines with their need for attention and “duty to inform”, tattling is often the result”.  Very well put.  Tattling can socially disable students!

Today, in one of the 2nd grade groups we read A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue by Julia Cook.


The students really liked the story.  Josh the Tattler does not have any friends because he tattles on his classmates, his brother, and even his dog.  He wakes up one day with a bad case of tattle tongue.  Josh eventually learns “The Tattle Rules” and things start to turn around for him.


The students were given scenarios to apply The Tattle Rules.  M.Y.O.B (mind your own business) is so hard!!  The “Be a Danger Ranger” is a favorite of the boys.  The hardest part is remembering that if the problem is not dangerous and it does not apply to you…DO NOT TATTLE!

Mrs. Rairden introduced a new yoga pose-


warrior friends is very cool-


Yoga Pretzels is available at




My Best,


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