After two successful years of Girls Night Out, we will finally be adding a Boys Night Out to our schedule! At first I attempted to compromise by just having a breakfast for the boys and their dads. But, my colleague convinced me it was only fair to do for the boys what we are doing for the girls.
I guess I was just having a hard time finding a movie or something that addressed bullying in a way that boys could relate.
Side Note: I have really appreciated the focus that society has put on taking care of girls - self-esteem, confidence, sucking the marrow out of life and doing whatever they put their mind too. However, now that I have my own boy, I can't help but think that in our process of expanding the universe to girls and women, we continue to pigeonhole boys and men. I want to make sure that our School Counseling Program takes care of everyone, not leaning towards one or the other.
So, we went ahead and put the date on the calendar for this Boys Night Out - not really sure or committed to a movie. In desperation, I knew that I could turn to The Ant Bully - but I wanted something more - especially since we would be including 5th grade boys in this night.
I searched and searched and searched and FINALLY I came across a movie I think will be perfect for our Boys Night Out.
An overview from Scholastic states, "The Newbery Honor book Hoot by Carl Hiaasen celebrates young people's ability to make a difference in society. It challenges readers to think about how people are treated and how people treat the world around them."
I found a great movie guide that should help me in processing the movie and creating discussion points for our guys. You can check it out HERE.
As with the book club, I will let you know how this goes.
Do you hold a Boys Night Out? What materials do you use?