Students at Big Spring Lake are learning about using kind words with a special "Tacky Box." In Guidance and Counseling class, students read the book Margo's Magnificent Choice. In the story, Margo the monkey learns that the reason her jungle friends do not want to play with her is because she uses "tacky words" like stupid, dummy and fatso. The Wise Owl gives her a "Tacky Box" and encourages her to write down any "tacky words" she might hear and be tempted to say and put them in the "Tacky Box" never to be said or thought of again. This year at BSLK, we will be focusing on only using kind words by having "Tacky Boxes" in every classroom so students can put "tacky words" in their place. Students also brought home their very own "Tacky Box" so that parents can help reinforce this skill at home!