Provide students with this collection of simple strategies to help them calm down when upset and allow them to take control of their emotions.
I have this ring available in the "Calm Down Corner" of my classroom, which is a quiet area where students can be away from their peers. The ring could also be given to individual students who would benefit from these strategies.
The ring includes 7 strategies, as well as a blank template for you to add some strategies of your own! A color and black/white option is included.
The strategies in the ring are:
-Count to 10
-Think about something that makes you smile.
-Make a fist. Squeeze your fist 10 times.
-Turn the glitter tube upside down. Watch the glitter as it falls (these calm down jars can be made easily using water bottles and glitter, and instructions can be found online).
-Write in a journal.
-Take 10 deep breaths.
-Choose a squishy ball (stress ball). Squeeze it 10 times.
I hope your students benefit from using this product! Any feedback is greatly appreciated!