Calm Down Box. Bubbles to take deep breaths, playdough or stress ball to squeeze, notepad to write/scribe feelings, tissue for tears, rubbing stone, emotion cards to help those who are having a hard time to articulate how they feel
Reading nook where students can create a comfortable learning environment. The environment is one of the most important parts of a reading/writing workshop. They get to sit in an area where reading or writing becomes fun and the most exciting part of a child's day.
FREE Calming Strategy. I used an old Kleenex box and covered it with duck tape. You can use whatever for the counting. I used cotton balls (20) and then when a student is starting to throw a fit or having a hard time following directions you have them dump out the 20 items and count them as they put it back in box until they calm down!! There is no link to go to, but the picture and description says it all. GREAT IDEA!!