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22nd July 2019
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Bug Archie's BIG BOOK of Friendship Adventures is now available online. You will find it under Online resoures once you have logged in.

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What’s the Buzz? - a guide to the program

This page will help you understand how the books and the online resources work together. It also demonstrates what's available to those who secure online access.

What's the Buzz? books (teaching manuals)

There are 3 teaching manuals.

EARLY LEARNERS for students aged 5 to 8 years

What's the Buzz? for EARLY LEARNERS

 

Archie's BIG BOOK of friendship adventures is a large picture book to companion the EARLY LEARNERS

Archie’s BIG BOOK of friendship adventures

 

PRIMARY is for students aged 9 to 11 years. The revised, second edition will not be available until August, 2019
In the meantime the original PRIMARY version is available and perfect for your needs.

The original PRIMARY version, book and online access, will continue to be available well into the future.

What's the Buzz? for PRIMARY STUDENTS

 

What's the Buzz with Teenagers? students aged 12 to 15 years

What's the Buzz? with Teenagers

 

To run a program, you'll need to purchase books to teach from as lesson content is not available online. The website companions the book to;

Books can be purchased from this website by clicking here.

You can purchase multiple copies by emailing Sharon – mspalm@bigpond.com or Mark – mark@marklemessurier.com.au or calling on (08) 83320698.

The website – www.whatsthebuzz.net.au

The online resources available on this website companions all three programs.

A registration fee of $400 (AUD) will secure a site licence that allows everyone in your school or organisation access. Annual renewal is $150 (AUD). Conditions apply and to learn more about them read the Terms of Service, click here.

Online registration provides

Online TRAINING MODULES
These take about 2 hours to complete and give automatic online accreditation. Be sure to enter your own name and password before beginning these so your What's the Buzz? Accreditation Certificate will have your name on it. The TRAINING MODULES are ideal for educators wishing to run a program but are not able to join our Training Days at Sophia or invite us along to train staff personally. The TRAINING MODULES are equally useful for facilitators wishing to gain a deeper appreciation of the program and how to work more relationally with young people.

Direct access to the 96 FULL COLOUR ARCHIE IMAGES from all 3 What's the Buzz? programs;

What's the Buzz? for EARLY LEARNERS - 16 lessons/ 32 coloured images
What's the Buzz? for PRIMARY STUDENTS - 16 lessons/ 32 coloured images
What's the Buzz with Teenagers? - 16 lessons/ 32 coloured images

These will fill your electronic whiteboard or screen and have students absorbed as they listen to Archie's stories that reflect the complexities in their own lives. There are 2 Archie images for each lesson, and there's the additional option of accessing audio and having the authors read each Archie story to students (Click here to listen and see).

Sample images

The sample images displayed below have been taken from;

What's the Buzz? for EARLY LEARNERS badgeWhat's the Buzz? for EARLY LEARNERS
Lesson 9: Working with feelings
STORY – "Archie has big feelings"

Lesson 9: Working with feelings

Illustrator, Lauren Eldridge-Murray
twistedtales.com.au

 

Lesson 9: Working with feelings

Illustrator, Lauren Eldridge-Murray
twistedtales.com.au


What's the Buzz? for PRIMARY STUDENTS
Lesson 3: Peer pressure - when to follow and when to go your own way
STORY – "We thought you were better than this"

Lesson 3: Peer pressure

Illustrator, Lauren Eldridge-Murray
twistedtales.com.au

 

Lesson 3: Peer pressure

Illustrator, Lauren Eldridge-Murray
twistedtales.com.au


What's the Buzz with Teenagers?
Lesson 4: Wellbeing and social media
STORY – "Archie, get off your phone! You're addicted to it!"

Lesson 4: Wellbeing and social media

Illustrator, Lauren Eldridge-Murray
twistedtales.com.au


Lesson 4: Wellbeing and social media

Illustrator, Lauren Eldridge-Murray
twistedtales.com.au


Website access

Registration provides access to 5 social skills games for students to play online.

1. Scrapbook with 2 degrees of difficulty and 3 size layouts

Scrapbook with 3 degrees of difficulty

 

2. Jigsaw with 3 degrees of difficulty

Jigsaw with 3 degrees of difficulty

 

3. Pick the feelings. Explanation included.

Pick the feelings. Explanation included.

Pick the feelings. Explanation included.

 

4. Snap - print the 3 pages of photographs provided 3 or 4 times, laminate and trim so they become playing cards. Follow the rules included!

Snap

 

5. Copycat. Directions to play are included.

Copycat

 

Online registration offers an easy alternative to prepare resources quickly before teaching the program;

Role-play cards
Example from, What's the Buzz? for PRIMARY STUDENTS.
Lesson 10: Empathy, responding to others

Role-play cards

Role-play cards

 

Interim graduation certificates and certificate of graduation

Example from What's the Buzz? for EARLY LEARNERS
Interim Graduation Certificate Graduation Certificate

Interim graduation certificates and certificate of graduation

Interim graduation certificates and certificate of graduation

 

Similar certificates can be downloaded when using, What's the Buzz? for PRIMARY STUDENTS.

Activity and worksheets
Examples from What's the Buzz with Teenagers?
Similar available in the other 2 programs

Activity and worksheets

Activity and worksheets

 

PRE and POST GROUP social functioning surveys
Examples of PRE-group surveys from What's the Buzz with Teenagers?
Similar surveys in the other 2 programs. POST-group surveys are not displayed here; only the first eight questions are displayed.

PRE and POST GROUP social functioning surveys

PRE and POST GROUP social functioning surveys

PRE and POST GROUP social functioning surveys

 

The website has a specialised facility to track the progress of children.
It visually compares responses from the PRE and POST-group surveys

PRE and POST GROUP chart


After the Buzz, social thinking ideas for parents and caregivers
At the end of each lesson (48 altogether) are several pages written for parents, teachers and caregivers. They contain tips and ideas to continue to extend and strengthen the social and emotional skills introduced in the lesson. They are offered in a Word doc format, so they can be easily edited and distributed to parents as emails, handouts, or be included in your school's or organisation's newsletter.

To arrange online access, click on any of the What's the Buzz? book covers below

What's the Buzz? for EARLY LEARNERSWhat's the Buzz? for PRIMARY STUDENTSWhat's the Buzz? with Teenagers

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