Step Back and Breathe

This Step Back and Breathe unit plan also includes:

Create emotional superheroes with a unit equipped with several activities and lessons designed to establish coping skills and practice tools that boost healthy habits. Through discussion, chants, writing, and drawing, scholars learn to recognize their feelings, talk about them in a safe way, visualize their intentions, and calm down peacefully.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Create anchor charts of the unit's helpful information—display them or have them easily accessible for learners to view when needed 
  • Send a letter home to families detailing the methods you're using to manage anger, include helpful tips that they can implement outside of school 
  • Have worksheets readily available to use when situations in the classroom require mediation 
Classroom Considerations
  • Being a mandated reporter, take discussions seriously and report when needed
  • At first, opening up emotionally may cause pupils to withdraw, become sad, angry, or frustrated 
  • Promotes self-reflection and positive behavior tools that can be used both inside and outside the classroom
  • Offers  exercises for caregivers to use in order to implement positive reinforcement 
  • Lessons are written in detail and thorough explanation 
  • Graphics are poor quality