A Picture Choice Card with 12 different calm down strategies that can be independently implemented in the classroom by the student. This picture choice card gives students a non-verbal option for selecting a strategy to calm down when feeling angry or upset. This resource can also be printed and used as visual reminder of different choices available in a Calm Down Space in the classroom.
Grade K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 · Behavior & SEL · 1 pages
A poster to designate the calming space in your classroom. The poster can be displayed in an area that students can use to when they need to take a break or perform calming activities.
Grade K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 · Behavior & SEL · 1 pages
A collection of posters with calming images and quotations. These posters can be displayed in an area that students can use when they need to take a break or perform calming activities.
Grade 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 · Behavior & SEL · 4 pages
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