All students need an opportunity to refocus, regain composure, reflect, or just take a moment to release stress. By providing a designated and well thought out space in the classroom for students to do just that, you can reduce classroom disruptions, teach self regulation, and provide opportunities to develop coping skills that will last a lifetime.
Sometimes students are off task, impulsive, or distracted. Sometimes students carry stress and anxiety that is manifested in the form of impulsive outbursts, anger, meltdowns, crying, yelling, arguing, or other types of emotional release.
Students don't always know what to do with strong emotion and need to learn to recognize and regulate their own emotions.
This file contains directions and printables to create a behavior management area "Take A Break" station which encourages children to manage and regulate their own emotions and behavior and to reflect on classroom behavior and situations. It is a great alternative to behavior clip charts and time out chairs!
1. Station Set Up
2. Ideas for Use
3. Take A Break station signs
• landscape and portrait
4. Emotion Charts - 18 emotions
• laminate and post in the station
5. Reflection pages - color and black and white options
• laminate and post in station
6. Reflection page
7. How Are You Feeling?
• blank face printables
8. Calming Cards
• set of self calming cue cards
self calming card printable - color and black and white
9. Emotions Match Up
• match the emotion word to the face that shows the same feeling (18 emotions)
This set now includes an additional set with all new clipart and "I Need A Break" and "Please Take A Break" cards.
You might also like these classroom management resources:
Behavior Management and Self Regulation – Take A Break #Upper Grade Edition
Emotional Literacy for Self and Others
Behavior Management- Birds Praise and Goal Setting
Behavior Management- School Praise and Goal Setting
Behavior Management- Summer Praise and Goal Setting
Behavior Management: Snowball Praise and Goal Setting
Behavior Management: Bubblegum Praise and Goal Setting
Classroom Procedures: Journal Pages, Prompts, and Minibook
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