We then handed out puppets and partnered up to practice our best cotton ball words. Students had their puppets greeting each other warmly, giving compliments, and inviting each other to play.
We ended our class with the book, Words Are Not For Hurting. Students proved their knowledge of cotton ball and sandpaper words by pointing out which was which as we read. We also talked about how the characters may have been feeling and how we want our friends at school to feel.
Encourage your student to practice their cotton ball words at home too!