|Ribbon by, Kate Hadfield Designs|
I was once a sponsor of the Pride Team at our K-8 school. Upper grade Pride students were typically the middle school leaders. They were the kind of kids who could step into an elevator, face the back wall, and have all the other kids follow their stance. They would sing and put on skits to remind all to be drug free. Also, several of these kids attended national Pride meetings.
I used to commemorate Red Ribbon Week with a door design. I would post pictures of witches and ghosts at the top and drugs on the bottom, "Witches and ghosts give me a chill, but DRUGS are really scary!" I would also have my kids sign pledges promising to remain drug free and hang these on the wall. Did this work? With some, maybe even most, but not all, for sadly, I do have a few former students who have died from drug overdose.
To help you teach drug awareness, here is a free product from my store that I hope you will download and leave feedback!
Click HERE for FREE Red Ribbon Week Reading Passage.
And now, since it's Monday, here are my Monday Music Moves Me songs.
They are all about anti-drug topics, so have a listen to:
Neil Young, "The Needle and The Damage Done"
Next up, Lynyrd Skynyrd, "That Smell"
And finally, here is Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Under the Bridge," about Heroin addiction.