Today our class learned a little bit about the Zones of Regulation (a curriculum designed to foster self-regulation and emotional control). We learned about 4 colours that indicate the state that our minds and bodies can be in.
Blue = the blue zone is used to describe when one feels sad, tired, sick, or bored
Green = the green zone is used to describe when one feels calm, happy, focused, or content
Yellow = a person may be experiencing stress, frustration, anxiety, excitement, silliness, or fear when in the yellow zone.
Red = a person may be experiencing anger, rage, explosive behaviour, panic , extreme grief, terror, or elation when in the red zone.
Everyone experiences all of the zones at one time or another. The lessons and learning activities that we will be doing are designed to help students recognize when they are in the different zones as well as learn how to use strategies to change or stay in the zone they are in.
You might start to hear your child talking about these zones at home. Hopefully, this quick introduction will give you a bit of a context for that!