This is a must have in any classroom. These break cards help students recognize when they need a break and to be able to advocate for themselves a break. These cards include cards when the students have finished a task and cards when they are feeling a certain feeling and need a break. In addition, there are just simple “I need a break” cards. There are also 60 board maker symbols that identify different feelings and tasks, subjects, and school related activities.
The purpose of break cards is to help the student recognize when they need a break. Included are: I need a break cards, I need a break because they completed a task, and I need a break because they are feeling like they need one. The students can also pick a break card that identifies with how they are feeling and why they need a break. The purpose of these cards is so the student can self regulate their feelings and recognize when they need a break because they feel frustrated, they have competed a difficult task, or simply need a little break.