• Conscious Discipline: Safe Place
    Breathing Strategies

    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.

    Click here to view a description of each breathing strategy.

    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.

    Click here to view information about the Safe Place.