Many students today have difficulty with self-regulation and coping skills. Students often need direct instruction and specific tools in order to manage their emotions and control their impulses. This product contains 3 different tools students can utilize throughout the school day to control their impulses:
1. The first tool is an interactive board that will help students think through how to recognize their emotions, choose an appropriate coping strategy or calming tool, then recognize their emotional state after utilizing the coping strategy/calming tool. Directions for use: print the two pages on cardstock and laminate for durability. Cut out the picture cards on the second page and attach them to the first page with Velcro so students are able to manipulate them.
2. The second tool was created to align with the book "What Were You Thinking? A Story about Learning to Control Your Impulses" by Bryan Smith. Visuals were added to align with the four steps provided in this picture book. This tool contains one large poster to reference in the classroom as well as two smaller sized charts that students can carry with them when transitioning throughout the school building.
3. The third tool included in this product are communication tents. One side of the communication tent reads "I need help" while the other side reads "I need space." Each card is also included individually should you need the cards separated. Directions for use: Print on cardstock and laminate for durability. Fold the tent in half as a tool for students to utilize while working at their desk during independent work time or during group work time.
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