Mrs. Miller for the month of: November 2022
Dear Parents and Guardians:
The month of November will focus is learning 3 new tools: the Garbage Can Tool, the Taking Time Tool, and the Please and Thank You Tool.
"I care for myself and I care for others."
Personal Space Tool
"I have a right to my space and you have a right to yours."
Using Our Words Tool
"I use the 'right' words, in the 'right' way, at the 'right' time, for the 'right' reason."
Tools make our lives easier!!!
Our PBIS Behavior Expectations are SAFE, RESPONSIBLE and RESPECTFUL in your work and in your play. Those 3 words are packed with a lot of expectations on how to act or respond. The tools help the students learn how to be safe, responsible and respectful of themselves and around others. Who doesn't want that for their child?!
Let's learn a bit more about the Empathy Tool
By noticing how the "bubble" moves inside the level - like a see-saw, reminds us that we need to consider both caring for ourselves, being kind to ourselves with our thoughts and words, but also how important it is to balance how we treat others and consider what they might be going through. If we can do both simultaneously, then we are good at using our Empathy Tool.
Let's learn a bit more about the Personal Space Tool.
We all have an indelible right to our personal space and the responsibility to give others the same right. Noticing the physical space around us helps us to see our own needs and those of others, which may differ. This tool encompasses intelligence through awareness of our body language, sensations, gestures, position, posture, voice tone, quality, and volume.
Let's learn a bit more about the Using Our Words Tool.
The Using Our Words Tool is represented by a pencil. That may sound silly but how we talk/text/chat about others with our words come with big responsibility. We own the words we choose to use. Careful use of words encourages understanding, connection and intimacy. Careless or offensive words harm relationships. The Using Our Words Tool can help us with conflict resolution. Using the 'right' words, in the 'right' way, at the 'right' time, for the 'right' reasons creates deep connection.
Our words are powerful and have the ability to be helpful or hurtful. Our words let others know what we need, want, and how we feel. But there is a 'right' way and wrong way to go about using our words with others. Using Our Words in the 'right' way requires practice, practice, practice, and more practice.