Ms. McKernan teaches Guidance in our classroom once a week for an half hour. Here you see the breathing sphere being passed around as the students take deep breaths. Breathe in and our diaphragm inflates, much like this sphere. Breathe out slowly.
We are learning to use deep breathing as a tool to calm ourselves.
Another tool we use is sugar free gum. It helps us focus. Students are offered it once a day during a class or activity. The rule is you need to keep your fingers out of your mouth and the gum in your mouth. Otherwise, it goes in the trash.
Donations needed. If you'd like to donate sugar free gum, please send it in with your student. It goes in the basket. Above you see some popular flavors.