As a principal, there are several students in my building who need to be provided a break to walk to the office and release some energy so that upon return to class, focus improves. I, however, am not always available in the office.
I created these break cards so that secretaries or guidance staff members who are in the office can provide students who are sent to the office with a note for a stimulus break a task to complete before returning to class. Secretaries, guidance counselors, or principals simply have the student pull a card from the break card pile and complete the task. Upon completion of the task, the student can return to class with a Break Completed Card.
Teachers could also use these cards within the classroom for students needing a break to refocus. Students could know where in the room the break cards are house, turn in an "I need a break card, please!" card, and read the task they are complete, providing self service breaks.