The Power of Words
Words have power! This was a common message that was shared among 4th and 5th grade through a creative writing assignment. Mrs. McCullah collaborated with both grade levels to help students better understand how words can have a positive or a negative impact. Students began by crumbling their assignment up, only to try to make the assignment wrinkle free. Obviously, an impossible task! Students learned how like the paper, words cannot be taken back and how they leave a lasting impression.
Mrs. Kersey’s class went a step further and used toothpaste to demonstrate the same message. Students raced to squeeze the toothpaste out and were then challenged to put the toothpaste back. The lesson: words are sometimes quick to come out, but impossible to take back. In short, be kind and remember words have power!