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Hello Bubblers! This week is THINK Week! Since we officially have moved into remote learning for the remainder of the school year, we felt this would be a great opportunity to remind everyone to THINK before they post. Throughout this week, we will be posting videos, reflective questions, and activities that will encourage students to THINK before they speak and post. THINK asks the question: Is what you are about to say Truthful, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary, and Kind?  



Today’s focus is on the letter T – TRUE! Before speaking or posting something to your classrooms, social media, or text messages, ask yourself: “Is what I’m about to say or post truthful?” Spreading rumors, falsehoods, or fake news can be very harmful to others, especially as things posted in the cyberworld never really go away or can’t permanently be deleted. Always strive to share TRUTH so that your words or thoughts don’t end up hurting others. Share truthful thoughts for the good of others. 

We hope that by promoting ideas for our K-12 students, parents are provided the opportunity to reinforce these topics at home. Talking point for today: Why is it important to be truthful with our words and thoughts when we speak or post?  Why is it also important to be considerate with our truthfulness?

Have a great day everyone, and enjoy this video about Truth from Brian Baumgartner of The Office!



Happy Tuesday, Bubblers! If you didn’t see yesterday’s post, this week is THINK Week! During our remote learning, we felt this would be a great opportunity to remind everyone to THINK before they post. Throughout this week, we will be posting videos, reflective questions, and activities that will encourage students to THINK before they speak and post. THINK asks the question: Is what you are about to say Truthful, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary, and Kind?

Today’s focus is on the letter H – HELPFUL! As you talk with others or post in your classrooms or on social media, it is important to stop and THINK, “What is the purpose of my words?” before hitting that send button! Are you saying something that will be positive or encouraging? Are you saying something to help solve a problem or try to resolve an issue? Or will your words make a  situation worse? If your words will be hurtful or create a problem with someone else, then it shouldn’t be said or posted. Use your words to HELP others, especially these days when we all need a little encouragement to get us through the day!

We hope that by promoting THINK ideas for our K-12 students, parents are provided the opportunity to reinforce these topics at home. Talking point for today: What is the difference between words that are helpful and words that are hurtful? What are some ways we can be helpful with our words?

Have a great day everyone, and enjoy this HELPFUL video from our own W.G. Rice Elementary School celebrity, Ms. Elliot



Good Wednesday, Bubblers! Throughout this week, we’ve been focusing on THINK as we have been sharing videos, reflective questions, and activities that to encourage students to THINK before they speak and post. THINK asks the question: Is what you are about to say Truthful, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary, and Kind?

Today’s focus is on the letter I – INSPIRING! Strive to be encouraging with your words: share a compliment and focus on the positive. Our words contain a lot of power – power to help and heal AND the power to hurt and harm. Focus on using your words to help and heal so that your words inspire, encourage, and uplift others. Every day you have an opportunity to make someone’s day with inspiring words!  Sometimes just simply saying ‘thank you’ can be incredibly inspiring and encouraging! How will you make someone’s day today?

We hope that by promoting THINK ideas for our K-12 students, parents are provided the opportunity to reinforce these topics at home. Talking point for today: How have you been inspiring with your words today? There are times when we need to provide opinions someone’s work, appearance, or ideas. We can do this in a positive way through constructive criticism. How can you use constructive criticism to inspire, even if you have something to say that might be tough to hear?

Have a great day everyone, and enjoy this INSPIRING video from Broadway Actor Tamar Greene from the Broadway show Hamilton



Happy Thursday, Bubblers! Continuing with our THINK week theme, today’s focus is on the letter N – NECESSARY! Is what you are going to say really necessary? Will it add to and support a conversation or situation, or will it detract or negatively impact the conversation or person? Also, sometimes it’s important to realize there are times we NEED to say something, to speak up to support a friend or situation.

We hope that by promoting THINK ideas for our K-12 students, parents are provided the opportunity to reinforce these topics at home. Talking point for today: How can you be supportive with your comments?  What is a type of situation where it would be NECESSARY for you to speak up and say something?

Have a great day everyone, and enjoy this NECESSARY video from our own YBMS celebrity, Mr. Barrick.



Happy Friday, Bubbletown! Thanks for all your hard work this week and for joining us each day as we shared our THINK theme! THINK reminds us to ask ourselves is it True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary, and Kind before we say something or post somewhere.
Today’s focus is on the letter K - KIND! We are all about KINDNESS in the bubble. We want all students to treat others with kindness, love, and respect. Developing empathy and being able to understand others is a key factor in how we treat others and shape our community. A famous quote goes, “Be Kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” We all have our struggles, especially during this unprecedented time in our lives, and it is so important to remember to be KIND before you respond, speak, or post.
We hope that by promoting THINK ideas for our K-12 students, parents are provided the opportunity to reinforce these topics at home. Talking point for today: Why is KINDNESS so important? What does empathy mean? Share a time when you were kind or empathetic. How did your kindness impact the other person? How did your kindness impact you?
Have a great day and fantastic weekend ahead! Enjoy this video about KINDNESS from Broadway Star Patti Murin, who plays Anna in Frozen on Broadway.