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Create a calm corner in your classroom to help students develop self-regulation skills. They will learn how to manage their feelings and use calming strategies independently. Students benefit from a calm down area where they can go for a brief time to use coping strategies to manage their feelings.
The resource is set up to guide students to identify feelings, choose a calming strategy, check their feelings again, and decided if they are ready to return.
Four main components are included (calm corner sign, feelings posters, calming strategies, and a calm down process poster) in multiple variations so you can customize it for what you need. You can use static posters, portable cards on a key ring, or interactive posters using velcro.
Calm Corners do not work perfectly right away. There are six guides included to teach students the routines that will make the spot run smoothly:
15 Different Signs based on customer feedback. See preview above for the different names that included. Please contact me with any additional requests.
Calm Down Poster: This poster shows students the 4-Step Process for calming down. It can be printed on one page, smaller, or across two pages for a larger format.
Feelings Posters and Cards: 27 feelings and emotions.
Calming Strategy Posters and Cards: 15 elementary school friendly calming strategies.
Social Narrative Booklet for students to review how to use the break spot.
Suggested Calm Corner Materials List
Components provided in color, black and white, portrait format, and simplified for younger students.
Emotions Included: Angry, Sad, Surprised, Happy, Scared, Annoyed, Disappointed, Embarrassed, Excited, Nervous, Furious, Lonely, Silly, Shy, Focused, Curious, Calm, Confused, Strong, Bored, Proud, Confident, Sick, Hot, Hungry, Thirsty, Tired
Strategies Included: Draw, Use Calm Box, Ask For More Time, Self Hug, Take a Walk, Relax for 5, Blow Bubbles, Drink Water, Talk About It, Wall Push-Ups, Deep Breaths, Mindful Minute, Counting, Write About It, Listen to Music, Think Happy Thoughts, Read
"The "Take a Break" spot is one of the most-used areas of my classroom. I like that students have to identify their feelings and find a strategy that will help them calm down. If you're thinking of having a cooldown area in your classroom, I would highly recommend this product!"
"I love the visuals that are on this product. My kinders come back to learning with a clear mind after a minute or two in the calm down corner."
"It is convenient and I love items that kids can not only utilize to calm down but are hands on so they can take more ownership of their feelings."
"Why didn't I buy this sooner?! So many options for how to print and use and a great resource. Taught how to use it in a first grade room and students love it!"
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