There are several included items in this file:
1. Single page emotion card: I use this to take with students who need a reminder of their behavior (often during inclusion and/or specials). I printed the single page onto cardstock, laminated, and then used Velcro to to store all of the picture cards onto the back of the page. It’s never too far away for when we need it.
2. Quiet Spot: We have a corner in our classroom that is private and has “walls” (actual or created with bookshelves/dividers) so that when a student is having a tough time and needs a break, they can go there and cool down. There are visuals for the student for when to go to the quiet spot, ways to chill out and relax, behavior guidelines, and quiet spot cards. We keep a stack of the cards throughout our classroom, and can either hand a student the card, or they can request a break in the quiet spot.
3. Large emotion wall cards: I have also posted large emotion cards in our quiet spot. These are hung on the wall, and the picture cards are stored in the included “pockets,” so a student can sort through his/her feelings before coming back to work.
These emotion cards really help our students identify how they are feeling, what caused those feelings, and what they can do in the future or to resolve a problem created from their actions. The quiet spot is a great way for students to have a “safe place” to go and work through their emotions, settle down, and take a break.