Thursday, September 15, 2016

Tool boxes are full of tools that help you do lots of different things. Hammers, measuring tapes, nails, etc. All of these have specific and important uses.

Suppose you had a "Life Toolbox"?! 

What "tools" would you think would be useful to have in your toolbox? Explain what those "tools" are and why you think they are  necessary and important for your toolbox? {For example, would you want to have "apologies" in your toolbox for when you accidentally hurt someone's feelings?}

Use your creativity and imagination as you fill this imaginary "Life Toolbox" with "tools." (Use your BEST writing skills.)

29 comments:

  1. I would like to have these five things in my toolbox:
    1. Intelligence because when I got in a pickle I could pull out my wits and escape my pickle.
    2. Strength just in case I come along someone that is picking on somebody else
    3. A spare heart to save someone or possibly myself.
    4. A time machine to prevent disasters such as 911.
    5.A space mover or a hole you can jump in and you transport wherever.

    ReplyDelete
  2. My tool box would be filled with apology because I accidentally hurt people A LOT. fear to let me know what is to powerful and to stay away from and when something is too weak and I can approach it. Don't forget happiness the feeling that just warms you up inside and gives you the determination to keep trying. Anger is also one of them (Not to be used too often, even though my sister forces me to use it) to give you the power you need to overcome something with your strength or know what is to hard and leave it until I get better at it. Courage is my most useful one because it helps me triumph through my fears and gives me strength to keep trying and to never ever give up.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Some tools that I might want to have in my “life toolbox” are these. First, I would love to have gratitude. Gratitude is when you are grateful for something and you show it. I would like to have this because there is some much that I am grateful for and that would help you say it or show it. Next, I would want to have kindness. It would be helpful to have this because you would always be kind to people and they would like you for being a nice person. Another tool I would like is, apologies. I would like it for this reason. When you hurt someone or someone is sad because of you, you would have this to say sorry and to try to fix the problem. I would also want perseverance. I would use this when I am stuck and this would help me push through and not to ever give up! In addition, patience. I would use this when I am very frustrated and in a rush to do something. Or when I want to talk when someone else is! Lastly, bravery would be nice. This would be useful when I have to stick up for myself or someone else. Also, if I am scared to do something it will help me do it. These are the “tools” I would like to have in my “life toolbox”!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I completely agree, Maiti! You have such amazing writing skills, and you have great things inside your toolbox!

      Delete
  4. The list of tools that i would use is immense and i could never list all of them.
    Clay working,paper crafts,passion,trust,honesty,politeness,personality and teamwork just to name a few general ones. Social skills, stress management and anger management to name a few specific ones. And finally friendship,popularity and better quality stuff to name a few tools I would like to get soon.

    ReplyDelete
  5. If I had a life toolbox I would want to have a lot of good things in it. I would want to have lots of apologies and nice things to say. I would want to have lots of compliments. I would not want to have any bad things to say about people except myself. Though I would want to have lots of awesome things to do. I would want to have some things to do to annoy people. I would want to have lots and lots and lots of self confidence and bravery because people always annoy me and I want to have lots and lots of things to help me have them stop doing it. I think I would want to have some strictness because if I was too nice, I wouldn’t want to get things done faster by being more strict. In my toolbox I would want some things to help me solve problems like things to help me think and problem solve. All of these are things that I would want to be sure that I have in my life toolbox. I think that if I had all of these things I would have a successful life.

    ReplyDelete


  6. In my “Life Toolbox” I would like to have food in it to eat whenever I want to, also I would like candy to be in there… Candy calms me down. I would not live without food and candy cause I love food and canyd. (not as much as my family though) Next I will have my imaginary friend Bolt, who was a small golden dog that has scraggly fur, who I watched from the bus window.
    I would also store some notebooks in there and some stuffed animals to not be lonely. These are most of the things I would have in my “Life Toolbox.” (Hopefully it isn’t too big)

    ReplyDelete
  7. If I had a life toolbox I would put lots of things on it. One thing I would put in my toolbox is cheerfulness. I would put this in my toolbox because if someone was sad I would be able to cheer them up. Another thing I would put in my toolbox is soccer. I love soccer and I would always want to play when I can. One other thing I would put in my toolbox is respect. I would put respect because you always need to respect your parents and teachers. The last thing I would put in my toolbox is listening skills. If you didn’t have this in your toolbox you wouldn’t make it far in life. Those are all of the skills that I would put in my toolbox.

    ReplyDelete
  8. The tools that I think would be useful in my toolbox are imagination, love, fun, memories, the little kid inside me, and adventures. I think that these would be necessary because imagination is something that you should always have inside of you. It makes you think of creative things and things to pretend exist in life. You always need love. Without love, you would be a grumpy thundercloud. Love is something that shapes your heart and your life. You would need fun in your toolbox because fun is always where you are doing something enjoyable. You would need memories because it would be tragic if you had none. It’s amazing when you have memories of times when you took a risk, or had a great time with your family. You would need the little kid inside you because it challenges you to do more. It keeps you entertained and keeps you enjoying what you do. You would need adventures because adventures have also shaped your life. They make you feel like you are there all over again, enjoying the spot you are in. Without any of these in your toolbox, you wouldn’t be living life to the fullest everyday. You wouldn’t experience doing something new.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I think I would want happiness, apologies, regret, food.


    Happiness
    I would want happiness because if someone was sad just give them some happiness and they would be happy and happy people are a good thing.
    Apologies
    I would want apologies because if I hurt someone's feelings I would give them an apology and all would be better.
    Regret
    I would want regret because there needs to be a voice telling you that you did something you should regret.
    Food
    I would want food because what if you or someone else got hungry no one wants to be hungry.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I think that some “tools” that I would have in my “life toolbox” would be, a voice, kindness, forgiveness, world peace , and food. I would like a voice so that when I am lonely I can talk to the voice and feel like I have someone to talk to and also to be able to stand up to anyone and tell them my opinion or what’s really right. I would also like to have kindness in my tool box because I would like to do stuff for people that is kind or to just be kind whenever. This would also be a good thing because you would never be able to hurt someone's feelings unless someone doesn’t want to be complemented. I would like to have food because whenever I am hungry, poor, or starving, I could have food so that I can stay alive and also to stay healthy. I would also like to be able to give food to the poor and starving so they can stay alive. This would also be a good thing for if the world had a famine and we needed food. I would also like to have forgiveness so that if anyone did anything that I could forgive them as if it was something small like someone taking my lunch to something big like if someone killed someone I liked or loved. This would be a good thing to have. I would like to have world peace that the world would not have to fight over stuff like money, land, food, and water this would help us be more friendly and more understanding of others.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Some of the tools that are necessary to have in my toolbox are kindness, creativity, and apologies. These tools will be useful because if I’m kind I can have friends, if I’m creative I can think outside of the box and have fun, and I need apologies to keep the friends that I have. These tools are important for my toolbox because if I am kind more people will want to be be my friend, if I’m creative more people will want to hang out with me, and if I have apologies I will be able to keep my friends. For example, if I’m creative I can be cool, crafty and have fun with my friends. These are the tools I think are necessary for my toolbox.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Some tools I think would be useful to have in my tool box would be, confidence, perseverance, and patience. First, you need confidence because confidence tells you that you can do it, and it gives you more chances because you tell yourself that you are going to do it or achieve it. Confidence also is something that you have to have in school because you might need it to stand up for other people who are getting bullied, or if your teacher accidently got your test score wrong, you have to have confidence to speak up for what is right. Second, you need to have perseverance because in school, if you didn’t have perseverance, you would probably only be in second grade when you were 12. A phrase for perseverance is, to keep trying. To keep trying is very important. Just because you give up, doesn’t mean that you can’t do it, it means that you just need to give it a little more effort and try harder. Last of all, it is very important that you have patience. Adults really need patience. Do you want to know why? It’s because they have KIDS!!!!!! Kids can sometimes be really whiney and disobeying. My mom is a great example of patience. She can be patient for forever! I hope I grow up to be a woman like her. To sum it up, I think these are all the important things that you should have in your toolbox. They are the traits that help you move up all the steps in your life. I hope we can all use them!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. If I had an imaginary tool box for life, I would want to have the following: apologies in case I hurt someone's feelings, confidence to do stuff other than what I am comfortable doing, funniness to make people laugh and feel better, happiness to spread to sad/depressed people, social skills to be on of the less awkward people at the school, a voice to speak up when I need help, and brain power to do well in school.

    ReplyDelete


  14. In my imaginary toolbox, I would have apologies, for whenever I hurt someone's feelings. Another tool that I would have is bravery in order to also have the courage to the best that I can. I would also want opinion to be in my toolbox, so I can always have thoughts on whatever topic. (Though I would like to have that as one of my smaller tools.) I think that an important tool to have ,would be gratefulness. I feel that sometimes I am not as grateful for my things and the people around me, that is why I think that gratefulness would be a useful tool. My life tool box may not have all these things, and though I am not always grateful or maybe I always share my opinion when it is not wanted, I believe that my tool box now is good for me, and that over the years my tools will change to fit with my lifestyle.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I would probably have an argument tool so when something happens i'm ready. I also think a useful tool would be funny too because making people laugh is important to me. I would also have a smart tool because being smart is important to me. Something cool would also be a brave tool. One important tool would be a social tool so I could make friends easily and people will like me. A athletic tool because I want to be the best at sports. Clayton W

    ReplyDelete
  16. If I had a life toolbox things that would be in it are soccer, kindness, and most importantly family. I would put these things in there because soccer is my favorite sport and I love playing it I put in kindness because I like helping especially helping little kids they ask you questions and they always seem easy to me. Family because they put a roof over my head feed my and help and care about me every day this is what I would put in my life toolbox.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Some tools that I would have in my toolbox would be:
    1. A feelings tool. So whenever I ever hurt somebody that tool would help heal their feelings.
    2.A fun tool. Whenever, people are bored I come in and have something to do
    3. A funny tool. Whenever people are sad I can cheer them up.
    4.A sports tool. If someone is having a rough time with sports, they can be better at sports.
    5. A nice tool. Whenever someone is being mean to someone else I can help them be nicer with that. Those are some tool I would have

    ReplyDelete
  18. I would have a problem solving tool to make recess go smoother and have world peace. this tool would make things a lot easier Another tool i would have is creativity tool. This tool would help me make stuff up. This would also help me come up with something to do when I am board or if I have a friend over. Another tool I would have is a fun tool I would use this tool to make everybody have fun and not be left out. The last tool I would have a kind tool. I would use this to make every body happy and not upset any body or make them mad and hate for the rest of their life. Finally, I would use these tools to make everybody feel good and have fun.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I think some tools I would like in my “Life Toolbox” would be kindness, peacefulness, assertivity, forgiveness, humor, intelligence, and respect. Of course, there are a lot more things, but I think these are the necessities. First of all, I would have kindness in my toolbox because I want to be polite and nice to everyone I see. If I wasn’t nice to people, then where would I be in life?!? To achieve our goals, you need to help other people. Kindness is very useful in life if you want to achieve your goals and have friends to help you along the way. Also, you need peacefulness because when you work, you need to have focus and peace around you. Peace is the answer to wars around the world, and peace is helpful in solving a problem. Focus is also helpful, if it’s either answering a thoughtful question or reading a book. Another useful “tool” would be assertivity. You can be confident and strong, but not in a way of bragging. It’s good to have assertivity because you don’t think you do everything right, but you’re not wimpy. Also, if you’re assertive, when someone is bullying you you will not fight them, but also not whine. You’ll be able to either outsmart them, or or tell the teacher. Also, a great tool to have would be forgiveness. Forgiveness is useful because if you make a mistake or make someone mad, you would need to ask for forgiveness to make them not loathe you for the rest of their lives. It is also useful in forgiving someone after you make them sad. You also need humor because the world would be awfully sad if there wasn’t anyone to make them laugh. You need to throw a joke here and there, and already you cheered someone up. Also you need intelligence because you need intelligence to land yourself a good job. And without a job, you wouldn’t have money. The most important tool is respect. You need manners in the world, because nobody likes a mannerless person. You wouldn’t land yourself a job, you wouldn’t have friends, and you wouldn’t be able to do most of the things on this list of useful tools in life.

    ReplyDelete
  20. If I had a life toolbox, I would have apologies, hope, friendship, comedy, luck, and love. I would have apologies in my toolbox if I were to accidentally emotionally or physically hurt someone. I would have hope in my toolbox, if I thought something was hopeless. I would have friendship too, if I was to hurt my friends feelings. I would also have comedy in my toolbox so I could crack a joke to lighten the mood. Luck would be in my toolbox, so I could give it to someone else. I would also love in my toolbox because if I were mad at my mom or sister, I would still love them.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Some helpful things to have in my toolbox would be bravery and confidence because when you need to do something dangerous or something you have bravery and when your doing something nerve racking like making a speech in front of a bunch of people or anything that makes you nervous you have confidence. Another good thing to have in your toolbox would be kindness so you can make friends or more friends by being kind to people. The last things that would be good to have would be apologies for when you accidentally hurt someone or hurt their feelings and the second thing would be skills so when your doing sports and stuff like that you are naturally good at them and those are what I think would be helpful to have in your tool box.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Tool boxes have vital things you need. My “Life Tool box” would include:self esteem, joy, and likableness,. These things would help me get through life with ease.

    I would keep self esteem in my box because there are moments in life when someone or something can break you down. Like when you are being bullied or you are struggling in something. Times like that are when you need to have self esteem. You may want to give up or crawl into a hole. But with the power of self esteem you can choose to not believe the mean things they say to you. You can choose to fight or you can choose to let them torment you. Self esteem is vital to life.

    Joy is important! If you don't have joy you will find negativity, you will doubt yourself, and you will hurt others.That will lead to a horribly lived life.It will anger you depress you and murder your soul.Joy will give you hope,liveliness,and love.All these things are because of joy.

    Likableness is important because if you are not likable you will have no friends and then you will hate everybody and you will be a criminal. OK maybe not that harsh but still!People will tend to be drawn away from you.This will make you sad.Depression can lead to anger.Anger can lead to hate,hate can lead to a sad life.Everyone wants a good life right?If likableness is something you do not posses life will be pretty hard!

    I think that these traits would be good to posses.I think they make life a tad bit easier!

    ReplyDelete
  23. If I were to have a life toolbox I would need many materials and tools. I would keep confidence and bravery in there. I need confidence to talk in front of people and bravery to try new things. I would also keep happiness in there. I would need happiness if I was having a bad day. I would keep friendliness in there to if I were having a bad day so I wouldn’t take it out on them. I would also need creativity to make out of this world ideas or stories. I would need knowledge to help power my way through tests, and assessments. You will need more tools as you go to different school and new places, but these are some of the main tools I need to build my next project.

    ReplyDelete
  24. If I had a life tool box I would have apologies to say sorry every time I make a mistake.I would also have love to appreciate the good things people have done for me.I would also have patience so you can be patient in some situations like kids,traffic,and food not being right there in front of you at a restaurant.These are some of my ideas of a great life tool box.Hope you can use some of them.

    ReplyDelete
  25. If I had a life tool box I would probably put in argument winners, so whenever me and whoever fight I could win the argument. The next most important thing would by far be memories that way I could take some random memory out of the box and enjoy while im getting a shot or something. The last thing I would put in there would be apologies, so whenever me and my friends are mad at me I can take out a apologie to make me and them feel better.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Some tools I would have in my toolbox are apologies, if I were to accidentally hurt someone, thanks yous, if someone were to do something nice for me, I would have comedy, so that I could get along with people, I would have luck, just in case I need it, I would have hope, so that I always believe that I will make it out of a certain situation. I would have honest, so that no one ever though the worst of me, I would have positivity, so that I would stay up and if I were to go down, I would come back up smiling, I would have sadness, so i could understand the true meaning of happiness, I would have happiness, so that I can enjoy life as much as I can. I would have love, so that I can cherish people like my mother or father, or my dog or friends, or any other family member, (even though none of my friends are family members, but it is true vice versa) I would have intelligence, so that I can always know my way out of a situation, or rather not to go in. Thank you, and that concludes my second Think about it blog.

    ReplyDelete
  27. If I had a life tool box, I would put in courage, kindness, forgiveness, and respect. The reason why I’d want to have courage in my tool box is is because courage can help me stop psyching myself out over every single thing. I would want kindness because then I could make lots of new friends, because without kindness, I wouldn't have any friends. I would have forgiveness in my toolbox, because it is always important to forgive people. If you don’t forgive people, people might not want to be your friend. Respect is important because if you don’t respect other people, they will not want to respect you. If other people do not respect you, you will not feel like you are unimportant, which is obviously, not a good thing. Using these four tools, you can fulfill a happy, and productive life.

    ReplyDelete