We begun our learning by reading various books about feelings and using loose parts to create different emotions.
Our learners created a list of feelings and then we sorted them into the 4 Zone colours. The Zones are Blue, Green, Yellow and Red. We talked a lot about how all feelings are okay and we will regularly feel different emotions throughout our day. Some emotions feel good while others don't.
Our co-created Zones Wall
Once we had an understanding of the various Zones we created a list of ways we can get ourselves back into the Green Zone which is the Zone when we are optimally regulated.
|Our calming breathing activities|
|Our yoga centre|
|The calming corner or self-regulation corner|
|Our Zones Check In|
Our learners wrote a lot of books about their understanding of the Zones.
|"We are learning to know our zones"|
The Zones are a wonderful tool we use in our classroom to support our learners self-regulate. The Zones can also be useful at home. Maybe you can create a Zones area in your home to support your child regulating at home. You can create a list of 'how to get to the green zone' at home as there are many different options.