Toolbox

  • Tools for the Journey, the Toolbox Programtoolbox

    This year at Spalding STEM Academy we will be learning about the TOOLS of TOOLBOX. These are TOOLS that reside within all of us. They help us develop strong social and emotional skills and meaningful, satisfying relationships. Over the coming school year, our students at Spalding will be learning about the TOOLS.

    The TOOLS are simple, but just like any TOOLS, they require practice. We invite you to support your child in learning and practicing these TOOLS at home by discussing the TOOLS they are learning in school and reinforcing the use of these TOOLS. Be sure to ask your child about the hand gestures that go with each tool. 

     

    The 12 Tools

     
     
    • -BREATHING TOOL

      “I calm myself and check-in”

      -LISTENING TOOL

      “I listen with my ears, eyes, and heart”

      -PERSONAL SPACE TOOL

      “I have a right to my space and so do you”

      -GARBAGE CAN TOOL

      “I let the little things go”

      -EMPATHY TOOL

      “I care for others, I care for myself”

      -QUIET/SAFE PLACE TOOL

      “I remember my quiet/safe place”

       
     
    • -PLEASE & THANK YOU TOOL

      “I treat others with kindness and appreciation”

      -APOLOGY & FORGIVENESS TOOL

      “I admit my mistakes and work to forgive yours”

      -USING OUR WORDS TOOL

      “I use the “right” words in the “right” way”

      -TAKING TIME TOOL

      “I take time-in and time-away”

      -PATIENCE TOOL

      “I am strong enough to wait”

      -COURAGE TOOL

      “I have the courage to do the ‘right’ thing”

       
     
    • Please ask your student about their tools and how they can use them in everyday situations!

      If you have questions, please call the school counselor Nicole Chojnacky at 208-350-4305, or visit https://toolboxproject.com/