Conscious Discipline: Safe Place
The first graders in Room 203 learned breathing strategies to help them become calm when they are angry. We read Shubert is a S.T.A.R. by Dr. Becky A. Bailey which explained the breathing strategies. The strategies are ballooning, draining, being a pretzel, and being a S.T.A.R.
Shubert is a S.T.A.R. also introduced the class to our Safe Place. Our Safe Place is a comfy bean bag in one corner of the classroom. It is a place the children can go when they are mad or upset. The children can practice the breathing strategies in the Safe Place.