Also a fun tip for the beginning of the year...we do bucket filling at our school I know some schools have other things in place but this will work with whatever program you have in place. Bring in a travel sized toothpaste tube. Have the kids sit in front of you and start squeezing it out all on the plate...the WHOLE tube. Their eyes will get big they will think you have gone coo-koo for Coco Puffs. Then ask them which one of them can put ALL the toothpaste back into the tube. Now they will really think you are a whack - a - doodle. :o) Discuss with them how it's impossible to put it back in the tube just like hurtful words are impossible to take back. Saying sorry is helpful but those words are forever 'out there' and can't be put back in your heart/mind. It is a fantastic visual for them to see and relate how words and toothpaste can't be undone/unsaid. I've done it 1st - 3rd grade and it's great at every age. 3 more days!!!
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