Don't Tattle But Do Tell


Thursday, May 15th 2008, 9:35 pm
By: News On 6


A fifth grade class in Green Country wants all students to know the difference between tattling and telling.

"We got a little bit confused about when you should tell and when you shouldn't," said Glenda Rathbone.

 "At first there was a problem someone brought something to school that they shouldn't have and it was against the law so we had a big discussion about it and we decided to come up with a plan of making a video and all that stuff," said Ethan Wilson.

"Telling is if somebody brings something very, very bad to school and you don't know what to do you should just tell," said Erica Green.

For some, the difference between being a tattletale and taking care of business, as they say, is confusing. So these fifth graders decided to make a video to explain the difference.

"I think all of the actors did really great, and the actresses," said Traylor Cowart.

 "We practice a lot on it and some of us forgot our parts so we had to read our script a lot so then when it was video time we all did good," said Brandy Edwards.

Classes could sign up to see the video, and if they did, each student received a custom sticker.  The younger students received coloring books that follow the tell, not tattle theme.

It turns out there is a whole lot of talent in Mrs. Rathbone's class.  The video is such a hit the participants are getting recognized by their peers.

 "It feels good because everyone's  asking  you're the one in the video, and it was good because I learned what tattling and taking care of business means," said Karla Mejia.

"It was really fun and you got to feel almost like you were in a real big video," said Ethan Wilson.