"Trouble talk" - Project Cornertone update
Fri, Feb 1 4:34pm
West Valley Elementary


The Project Cornerstone book read parent volunteers during December and January was Trouble Talk by Trudy Ludwig. This book is about the power of words and how they can be destructive. The main characters experience hurtful words within the guise of friendship and learn how to turn trouble talk into healthy talk. Healthy talk provides ways to use words in a helpful, constructive manner to build friendships. The volunteers in your child’s class might have chosen to read a different book to explain the topic of hurtful rumors.

In today’s technological world, rumors can be spread anonymously and cause wide, irreparable damage. We must make choices to avoid causing harm as digital citizens. To learn how to help your kids navigate this online world, visit the website of Common Sense Media at www.commonsensemedia.org In the parent’s section, you will find videos, tips and common sense ways to support your child(ren).

Your child and peers focused on one or more of these ideas:

  • Stop the spreading of rumors and trouble talk.
  • Develop and maintain friendships with healthy talk.
  • Empower each student to be a friendship role model.
  • Learn how to make a genuine apology.
  • Stop and THINK. (Is it True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary, Kind?)
  • Be an UPstander!

 Thank you for supporting Project Cornerstone.