Using Our Words Tool
I ask for what I need and want.
I use the right words in the right way.
A pencil reminds us that we use our word to ask for what we need and want. When we use the tool, we remember to use the "right words in the right way." We know that the wrong words can hurt, so we choose our words carefully when using this tool.
Every year, Mrs. Wright teaches the magical words, "I feel ___________ because/when __________. Please _________." They can work like magic to unlock the empathy in others so they can understand what we need and why.