Often, when something unexpected happens, it can make us feel sad, angry, upset, or frustrated. However, it is incredibly difficult to effectively solve a problem if we are upset. In order to best solve the problem, first we need to calm our body down.
This week in kindergarten and first grade, we learned and practiced two strategies to calm our body. These are:
1. Count slowly to 10
2. Take 3 deep breaths
To the right are videos of Arian and Sharon, two 1st grade students, demonstrating each strategy.
This is a blog for sharing small moments in the life of Armstrong's School Counselor.
David Starr is the School Counselor at Armstrong Elementary School in Westborough, MA.