Max becomes friends with an unexpected new student
It was Max's 1st day in 3rd grade tomorrow and he was so excited he couldn't sleep. He was happy with all the new clothes and shoes and he couldn't wait to start school. He was also excited to be in the same class with most of his friends. His 1st day went great and he knew he would have a great year.
The next day during 1st period his math teacher made an announcement that a new student would be joining the class. His name was Nick. When he walked in the class the students just looked at him and laughed, including Max. Nick had ripped clothes and holes on his shoes and the class thought that was funny.
During recess Max asked to go to the restroom and when he walked in he heard someone crying. It was Nick. He felt guilty and sad because he knew why Nick was crying. He did not know what to do but said sorry.
Nick looked at Max and knew he really was sorry. Then Nick told Max how he was scared to go to school because he gets bullied. He told him that his mom lost her job and they had no home now and not much money.
Max thought it was a joke to make fun of Nick. He did not know how bad Nick's life was. They became friends and Max did not let any body bully Nick again. He invited Nick and his mom to church, and everyone helped raise money. And Nick's mom was able to find a new job.
Everyone is different and goes through bad stuff in their lives. Bullying and making fun of someone is wrong.