Dear Anna Yates Community,
This year we have begun utilizing a schoolwide program, The Toolbox Program, which is a set of strength based common language rooted in resilience, self knowledge, self awareness, and non violence. Basically as a simple metaphor, Toolbox enables us to use the inner “Tools” that already exist inside us. Everyone schoolwide will practice one tool for 3 weeks through hand motions, visuals, read-a-louds and discussions and then we will send resources for home so you can reinforce the same language and skills.
Our eight tools have been our Breathing Tool, Quiet/Safe Place Tool, Listening Tool, Empathy Tool, Personal Space Tool, Using Our Words Tool, Garbage Can Tool, and Taking Space. We have sent home the 12 Tools poster, letter for the seven tools and home activities. Letter and home activities for our Taking Space Tool will go home this week after returning from Presidents' Break.
ANNA YATES TK-8 SCHOOL