Calming Strategy For Back To School Bliss
The first day of school can be summed up in two words: FUN and CRAZY! It’s a day filled with excitement, new experiences, and, inevitably, a rollercoaster of emotions. As students step into their classrooms, they’re navigating schedules, routines, rules, names, and the physical layout of the school, often for the very first time. It’s a lot to take in, and as educators, our role is not only to teach but also to help students manage their feelings as they adjust to their new environment.
On that note, it’s important to understand that the array of emotions students experience on the first day of school is perfectly normal. Some will feel nervous, anxious, or scared, while others will be happy and excited. There might even be a few who are tired or angry. The key is to acknowledge and address these emotions, ensuring that students have the tools to manage them effectively.
Believe it or not one of the most effective coping strategies, right off the bat is coloring!
There’s something inherently calming about sitting in your own space and adding color to a blank canvas. Coloring is not just a delightful pastime; it’s a powerful tool for helping kids calm themselves down. Moreover, it fosters mindfulness and prepares them for future situations where focus and composure are required.
To kickstart the first day of school on a calm and positive note, we’ve created a special Back To School coloring printable that students can enjoy. The first day can undoubtedly be overwhelming, so why not allow your students to start their day with a little bit of CALM? You can download it here Back To School for free!
And here’s a fun twist: coloring isn’t just for kids! GROWN-UPS CAN COLOR TOO! So, if you find yourself feeling overwhelmed on the first day of school, grab some crayons or colored pencils and join in on the calming experience.
Remember, the first day of school sets the tone for the entire academic year. By incorporating calming strategies like coloring, we can help our students start their educational journey with confidence, composure, and a touch of creativity. Here’s to a fantastic school year ahead!
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