Using Ned as inspiration and motivation we selected strategies from his head ( pre written by me ;-) and matched them to our G.O. Chart categories. HERE.
"See You Later Gassman."
A few stompers
Punching a Pillow
Pet my Dog
The children picked many strategies: Self talk, a pet, breathing, quiet place, punching pillows, change the channel of thoughts , think of something good etc.
Once these were written on their individual card we went out side to shout out the strategy picked, run , jump and stomp on the blaster letting the rocket soar high above us!
Very exciting and hopefully memorable way to recall that useful strategy when they react with out thinking to a small problem with a BIG reaction.
To support and deepen understanding of the difference between reactions vs pause and responding we completed the ice cube lesson here.