Come on, you can do it!
I know it's shocking that I've posted a so many times in the last week or so after neglecting this little ol' blog for months.
But it's summer people!
Can I hear a woo woo?!
A few days ago I posted a freebie poster about how to calm yourself down.
Here is another one. Click on the picture to download.
We brainstorm problems and go through each step. The kids love it. Role play, be silly, have fun, be serious!
Use it for problems big and small.
Post it somewhere where you and the kids can easily see it. I even have a laminated copy that I have been known to hall to recess with me. (Some years and groups you need it more than others.) I've got the poster on how to calm yourself down on the back. Use a ring to hang it on the fence during recess if you need to.
There have been years where I've forgotten to bring it to recess and someone will ask if they can go get it.
The more you use it at the beginning of the year the less you'll need it physically later on as the kiddos internalize it.