We have adopted a new social skills program at Cold Spring School. This new program is called PeaceBuilders and it will help us to promote a respectful and caring community of learners. There's nothing complicated about the PeaceBuilders approach. In easy to understand and easy to remember steps, it shows the way to a happier, safer, more productive life.
During this year, all PeaceBuilders at Cold Spring School will be discussing what it means to be a peaceful person. They are also learning the PeaceBuilders Pledge found below:
I am a PeaceBuilder.
I Pledge . . .
To praise people
To give up put-downs
To seek wise people
To notice and speak up about hurts I have caused
To right wrongs
To help others
I will build peace at home, at school,
and in my community each day.
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The following list is suggested literature to
complement the new PeaceBuilders Program:
Dancing in the Wings Debbie Allen
Someone Special Just Like You Tricia Brown
Simons Hook Karen Burnette
The Brand New Kid Katie Couric
Oliver Button is a Sissy Tomie DePaola
Chicken Chickens Valeri Gorbacher
Grandpa’s Face Eloise Greenfield
I’m Sorry Sam McBratney
The Life if Abraham Lincoln Kiki Mosher
We Share Everything Robert Munsch
The Great Peace March Holly Near
It’s Ok to be Different Todd Par
The Peace Book Todd Par
That’s Mean Gervais Pittau
Peace Begins with You Katherine Scholes
When I Feel Angry Cornelia Maude Spelman
How to Take the Grr out of Anger Elizabeth Verdick
Words are not Hurting Elizabeth Verdick