Zones of Regulation

Last week our class also 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!


Last week the children were introduced to the WITS program, a resource used at our school to deal with peer conflict.  We feel that it is important for children to learn to advocate for themselves so that they can feel empowered in social situations.  We ask that children try to solve the problem by either walking away, ignoring, or talking it out.  This usually is all that is needed to resolve the issue.  If these tools don’t work, students can then seek help from an adult supervisor.  Feel free to check out for more information.

October Dates

Well, the first month of school has already come and gone.  Can you believe it?

Here are some important dates coming up in the month of October:


Monday, October 5 – b verse tested

Tuesday, October 6 – emergency kits due

Friday, October 9 – Knights Day

Monday, October 12 – Thanksgiving holiday

Tuesday, October 13 – C verse tested

Thursday, October 15 – Student photo retakes

Friday, October 16 – Knights Day

Monday, October 19 – d verse tested

Friday, October 23 – Pro D Day (no school)

Monday, October 26 – e verse tested

Wednesday, October 28 – Fall Colours Day

Friday, October 30 – Knights Day