This story and all the stories in the series serve to teach students about anger triggers, anger cues, anger styles, anger control, and how to deal with bullies.
- Click to read Bullies, Bystanders, and Victims Chapter 1: Part 1 of 9
- Click to read Bullies, Bystanders, and Victims Chapter 1: Part 2 of 9
- Click to read Bullies, Bystanders, and Victims Chapter 1: Part 3 of 9
Part 4: Story called “Anger Cues plus Nick, Jordy, and Judd”
A. Teacher reads story to class called “Anger Cues plus Nick, Jordy, and Judd.”
B. Story Description: Nick Sanders is a seventh-grade student at Kennedy Middle School aka KMS. He entered KMS the year before and reveled in playing the role of being the biggest bully in the sixth grade. He hoped to continue his reign as a seventh grader; however, he finds he has a rival in new attendee Judd Ford. Nick is quite annoyed that suddenly he has competition in dealing with his favorite punching bag – Jordy Gibson.
Anger Cues plus Nick, Jordy, and Judd
© 2010-2011 by Debbie Dunn
Chapter 1, Story 2 of 3: Anger Cues plus Nick, Jordy, and Judd
If any of you guessed that Nick was a school bully, you were correct. In fact, back when Nick was in the sixth grade at Kennedy Middle School aka (also known as) KMS, he had the reputation of being the biggest, toughest bully of all the sixth graders. He was aided and abetted by his two friends, Blake Green and Jason Clark; however, they were a lot more like bully wannabees. Nick enjoyed ruling them and ruling the rest of the sixth graders.
There were some girl bullies as well at KMS; however, they weren’t nearly as mean and as tough as Nick.
Kennedy Middle School aka KMS is one of those schools known as a feeder school. Elementary school students attending one of the three K-5 schools located in the county enter KMS as sixth graders. On the other hand, elementary school students attending one of the three K-6 schools located in the city enter KMS as seventh graders.
As you might imagine, the population of the sixth-grade student body at KMS was rather small. Therefore, it was only necessary to have one sixth-grade math teacher, one sixth-grade reading teacher, one sixth-grade language arts teacher, one sixth-grade science teacher, and one sixth-grade social studies teacher.
In contrast, the seventh-grade student body at KMS, made up of the graduating sixth-grade students who were already in attendance plus the rising seventh graders coming from those three K-6 elementary schools located in the city, was so large that they had to have two teachers for every subject. Unfortunately for the teachers and the students, most classes are really overcrowded.
Nick had hoped to continue his reign as being the biggest bully of the seventh grade as well. He hadn’t counted on getting any competition from the kids coming in from those three K-6 schools.
During first and second period, Nick found it really hard to concentrate because he was so hungry. Instead, he focused his mind on finding Jordy Gibson between classes.
Jordy had been one of Nick’s favorite ‘punching bags’ when they both were in the sixth grade. Nick thought, “I’m gonna get Jordy to give me his lunch money again today – just like old times. That way, I’ll be able to buy a couple of cookies to go with my school lunch.”
When the dismissal bell rang, Nick walked as fast as he could toward Jordy’s locker. He was almost there when he noticed something strange. He saw Jordy kind of disappear backward into the boy’s bathroom. Feeling curious, Nick followed him into the bathroom at a fast clip. That’s when he saw that Judd Ford, a bully from one of those K-6 elementary schools, had jerked Jordy into the bathroom by the back of his shirt. Then Judd swung him around, collared Jordy, and demanded, “Give me your lunch money, or else!”
Jordy looked from Judd to Nick helplessly. Shoulders slumping, he pulled out his lunch money. Judd grabbed it, brushed by Nick, and headed back into the hallway.
Nick was furious! He glared at Jordy hatefully before leaving the bathroom. As Nick walked to his third-period class, his stomach gave a loud grumble.
As for Jordy, he turned around and stared into the bathroom mirror. He blinked back tears as he thought, “Man! How come it’s always me who gets picked on? Am I in some kind of a ‘victim yellow pages’ or something? How come Judd was able to figure out that he could pick on me? Is it something I’m doing? Did Nick or Blake or Jason tell them about me? I just don’t get it. It’s not fair! I hate those guys! It’s just not fair!”
Then Jordy left the bathroom so he could make it to his third-period class without being tardy. As you can well imagine, he found it really hard to concentrate on his work.
- Click to read Bullies, Bystanders, and Victims Chapter 1: Part 5 of 9
Return to Bullies, Bystanders, and Victims Middle School lesson plan: Chapter 1 of 12
The 8 Tools of Anger Control plus much of the other Anger Control material is also adopted with permission from the programs of The Anger Coach produced by psychologist Dr. Tony Fiore.
- URL: http://drfiore.com