Mrs. Miller for the month of: December 2022
Dear Parents and Guardians:
The month of December will focus on our last 3 new tools:
the Apology & Forgiveness Tool, Patience Tool and Courage Tool.
TOOLS we learned in November
Garbage Can Tool
"I let the little things go."
Taking Time Tool
"I take time-in and time-away."
Please & Thank You Tool
"I treat others with kindness and appreciation."
REMEMBER - Tools make our lives easier!
Let's face it, life can be hard sometimes. Our children are still learning how to navigate their world, especially when things don't go their way. These tools the students learn can be used anywhere! When children solve some of their own problems, they gain confidence, feel good about their accomplishments, and improve their self-esteem.
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 Garbage Can Tool
The trash or garbage can represents the Garbage Can Tool. The icon of a trash can is what is sounds like - a place to throw out the unkind words and "junky" things that come our way. We do not have to take unkind "trash talk" words personally (into our personal space). We can take responsibility for what we do with other people's words and actions, and how we feel about them. Sometimes the best choice is to throw harmful words away. So next time you want to tell your child to ignore someone or something, suggest instead to use their Garbage Can Tool.