Explore examples of promises and why it is important to keep a promise. One such promise is a promise to respect a classroom talking stick. The talking stick is a first nations tradition. Creating a talking stick with the class will promote ownership of our environment and nurture harmony, trust, and safety. Students will be heard as well as listen with respect and love💗. The following note was sent home to get families engaged in our learning. *The student template is the student activities and supports from this project. To create our talking stick we are asking each student to bring one item from home to add to our classroom talking stick. Suggested items are small amounts of: ribbon (20 cm), string, yarn, or one pom pom, jewel etc. Truly any small item that may be tied or glued to our stick will be appreciated! The unique items will be bound together onto our class talking stick. We will be participating in sharing circles and our talking stick will provide us with a tool for success as we put our learning into action!