Wednesday, January 23, 2013


At Woodland this week I am talking to our 5th graders about the power of positive talk (both self-talk and peer talk) and how our words are so impacting and powerful!

We discussed the findings of Dr. Masaru Emoto and his experiments with water found in this virtual children's book:

and I showed them my rice experiment and the results.

Here's a peak:

I encourage you to look at the link above for more about the water and to understand how it is all tied together--it's pretty neat!  It all goes to show that our words MATTER and we need to make them POSITIVE!

Ask your 5th grader about the power of positive talk :)

1 comment:

  1. I did this last year with my 5th & 6th graders -- I got small plastic containers and put rice in them and had the students say positive things to the "positive rice" and negative to the "negative". After 4 weeks we talked about the results (most of the negatives really did get more disgusting than the positives!) Also, a great book to read with this lesson is "Don't Feed the Monster on Tuesdays", which my students identified with (even though the illustrations seem more for younger students.)