One year I had a cute little student who had glasses and hearing aides. Her mom came and talked to me about how worried she and her daughter were about the other kids in the class teasing her about being different. I came up with a small mini-lesson on being different and it worked like a charm. We read the book Different Just like Me byLori Mitchell. We brainstormed a list of ways we can be different from other people, but still be friends. We learned the song I Like Being Me from Utah's Prevention Dimensions program. We also made a class book about being different using THIS writing activity.
It turned out great and we only had a few minor cases of this cutie being teased the whole year.