We learned all about our words and how once we say something, we can not take it back.
We first broke into groups and squeezed out all the toothpaste from the tube.
The competition in the groups began once the teacher told us to put all the toothpaste back into the tubes. The first team to get all the toothpaste back into the tube would win!
What did we learn? We first learned that we are not able to get the toothpaste (any of it) back into the tube once we have squirted it all out. Then we learned this is a lot like our words. Once we say something, we can not take it back, even with a “sorry”. We are a part of the classroom community and we need to respect each other and be cautious of our words.