Thursday, November 16, 2017

The top five tools to help with self-regulation for our children/students:

Your child/student is generally not in the Red Zone.  In the red zone the brain and the body is generally not talking to each other.  The child/student is out of control.  They often need to stop, but are unsure how.  Some examples of red zone feelings are mad, yelling, hitting, mean, or terrified. Red zone tools help us stay safe and calm down. Below are some examples of tools that students use in the Red Zone when they are in school.  Some of these tools may be helpful at home.

School Red Zone Tools:
Take a break (rest and return area)
Take 3-5 deep breaths
Drink water
Use a fidget
Shark Fin
Ask for help (Use your words)

Our next blog will focus on more Zone Tools (strategies) that can be used at home and in school. 

If you have any questions about the Zones Curriculum please contact Mrs. Perkus at Cutler School or at