Happy New Year! We are excited to get back into our weekly Recess Club lessons this month. Due to the holidays and half days we did not meet weekly throughout the months of November and December. Throughout those months we introduced to our new to Robinson school students and reviewed from Kindergarten the Zones of Regulation curriculum.
After an introduction/review of each zone, students watched a video and practiced identifying which zone they felt each character or person was in. If you would like to further practice this at home, we recommend asking your child to demonstrate each zone or check in with them as they experience a variety of emotions. Self-monitoring plays a huge role in one's ability to self-regulate.
|Jonny drew himself in the blue zone|
Students in Mrs. Siano and Mrs. Mannone's classes enjoyed the opportunity to show what they know after discussing the zones by drawing a picture of themselves in a zone of choice. The following lessons will include an introduction of tools/strategies students may use within each zone to help regulate their bodies back to the green zone. For example, in Jonny's picture he is in the blue zone (tired) while driving in the car. To keep himself awake he may think of a strategy/tool to use. Maybe he would try seat push ups, power breathing, or dancing in his seat to music on the radio. In each zone there are different tools and strategies one may use. Some tools may even work for more than one of the zones.
Spend some time this month having your child practice identifying what zone they are in and what tool or strategy they may be able to use!
-Mrs. Bonenfant, Ms. Casavant & Mrs. Terrio