Calm Down Strategies

In my last post Social Emotional Learning & Empathy, I talked about the power of the Big Brain and Little Brain lesson. I also mentioned that Sheila Vick and her daughter Elsie, have helped all of my students learn more about the brain and their emotions. My students really enjoyed seeing Elsie’s book filled with her favorite calm down strategies (check it out here), so we figured we would create our own virtual book of strategies (we posted these on Seesaw for all of our parents to see). Check out what we came up with:

Crocodile Breath

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Hug Breath

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Frog Breath

Frog Breath

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Rolling Breath

Rolling Breath

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Melting Breath

Melting Breath

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Fish Breath

Fish Breath

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Star Breath

Star Breath

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Woodchopper Breath

Woodchopper Breath

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Wonder Women Breath

Wonder Women Breath

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Moose Breath

Moose Breath

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Line Breath

Line Breath

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Humming Bee Breath

Humming Bee Breath

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Volcano Breath

Volcano Breath

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Head Nodding Breath

Head Nodding Breath

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2 Comments

  1. Judy Imamudeen

    March 11, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    I love the idea of personalizing breath. Breathing is an essential component of the practice of Mindfulness. But I did have trouble playing the videos. I wonder why I could access them. hmm….anyhow, love the ideas!

    1. Annick Rauch

      March 11, 2018 at 6:41 pm

      Thanks, Judy! And thanks for the tip about my videos not working… maybe this happened when I transferred my blog over. I’ll take a peak and see if I can fix the problem! 🙂

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