We have been talking about managing our behaviour and the first step is recognising how you are feeling. The next step is to learn how to self-regulate to manage our emotions and our acceptable behaviours in different situations. We will be using the Zones of Regulation to do this. Using the same language at school and at home could be very helpful for some students and some parents, so please feel welcome to read on and borrow the terms.
Remember the colours of the zones…? We all go through most of the different zones at different times and that’s okay. What is important though is that:
- we can recognise what zone we are in at the time
- we don’t just stay in that zone (unless it is the green zone)
- we can use our tools to move through that zone to reach the GREEN ZONE.
This coming week we will be learning about the tools we can use to move out of the Blue, Yellow or Red zones and into the Green Zone. You can see from this poster that the Green Zone has all the good feelings in it. That’s where we all would really like to be for most of the time!
So, check in each morning and see which zone you are in and then work out what you need to do to get into the Green Zone. And – remember to use our school values every day at home and at school! CHEERF! 8:)
Mrs Veary 🙂