At Colfax-Mingo Elementary, we focus on the power of I-statements. An I-statement can be used to express feelings about a situation in a healthy and productive way. I-statement format sounds like: I feel…when you…can you please…?


A good book for reviewing I-statements, is I Can Use an I-Statement: I am a Problem Solver, by Jenelle French. 


Other books that touch on relationship skills are listed below. Check with your school counselor to see if there is a copy available for you to borrow!

    1. How Full Is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for School & Life by Tom Rath & Audra Wallace 
    2. How Full is Your Bucket? For Kids by Tom Rath
    3. Enemy Pie by Derek Munson