• H.O.P.S.S. (Helping Ourselves to Pick Smart Solutions) teaches children to make good choices; topics include wellness, anti-bullying, decision making and health.  Grade 1 and 2 students currently are discussing anti-bullying, dealing and understanding emotions such as empathy and anger.  Mrs. Bender’s Grade 2 class demonstrates how to deal with anger by journaling and “throwing” anger away.  Students evaluate and journal what makes them angry followed by methods to deal with anger such as “throwing” anger away!