It was a funny coincidence that we've talked about toothpaste two days in a row for totally different purposes. Mrs. McCleary's guidance lesson today was about the words we use with people and how they can either hurt people or make them feel good. She began the lesson by squeezing toothpaste on a plate and asking who would like to try to put the toothpaste back in the tube. Students gave it a good effort, but quickly came to the conclusion that once it's out, it's hard to put back in. The same goes for our words and actions--once something's been said or done, a person's feelings can be hurt and it takes a lot to repair feelings sometimes.
We also did a toothpaste investigation in science yesterday...trying to figure out whether toothpaste is a solid or liquid. The jury is still out. I'll get back to you on that. ;-)