Friday September 15, 2023
School Counselor Corner
The following links will take you to counseling resources and a virtual calm down room:
Zones of Regulation
One approach we use to increase self-regulation skills in the classroom is the Zones of Regulation. The Zones is a framework that teaches students to identify feelings and use appropriate coping tools. Feelings and state of alertness are sorted into four colored zones. Students who are well regulated are able to be in the appropriate zone at the appropriate time. We encourage you to try using some of the "Zones" language at home with your child.
Blue Zone: Your body is running slowly. You may feel sad, bored, tired or sick.
Green Zone: Your body is ready to learn! You may feel happy, calm or focused. This is the Zone we expect students to be in for most of the day.
Yellow Zone: This is the caution zone, and your body starts to lose control. You may feel worried, stressed, annoyed, frustrated, silly or excited.
Red Zone: Your body is out of control. You may feel anger, aggression, or terror. This may look like a child having a tantrum or a meltdown.
It’s important to note that there is not a “bad” Zone as all of the Zones are expected at one time or another. More information on the Zones of Regulation can be found here. Kids Like Me also has tips and suggestions for using Zones of Regulation at home.
UPCOMING BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Thu., October 12th, 7:30 p.m.
Regular Session Meeting
BOE Conference Room
33 Municipal Drive