(The names in this article have been changed for the sake of the students’ privacy.)
It might sound like great fun to skip school, until you realize the damaging consequences. Truancy, which is any unexcused absence from school, causes kids to fall behind in school, and falling behind can lead to low self-esteem and depression. Kids who skip school regularly are more likely to experiment with drugs, drop out and not graduate, and get in other kinds of trouble.
Episode 7: Hop, Skip, and a Jump - Truancy is an award-winning and fact-packed animated cartoon designed to encourage thinking and discussions about the troubles caused by skipping school. Watch the cartoon and use the Rocketoons Cartoonversation™ Card to help your kids talk about how skipping school puts them on a dangerous and challenging path. For help getting started refer to our step-by-step guide "Getting Started With Rocketoons." Rocketoons are free - there are no passwords, memberships, or subscriptions!
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What is it like to move to a new school? Exciting? Scary? Fun? Difficult? For most kids who go through a move, it's all of the above. Moving is a lot of work for adults and for kids, and starting a new school filled with new people can be overwhelming. Fortunately, our microscopic friends have a few ideas for making the move more fun and exciting - and less scary and stressful. Chances are good that there are kids in the classroom today who have made this move, and there are more kids who will be experiencing a change of scenery somewhere down the road.
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