The Worry Box ~ Students can jot down worries and put them in this box. The counselor draws out the slips and knows which students to see and about what. Could also be done in small group or as a guidance lesson anonymously. Worry can be specific (state mandated testing) or generic. Be sure to emphasize that once the Larry is shut in the box & is carried out of the room, it's gone.
CALMING CADDY! Items to include: stress ball, Play Doh, squishy balls...to squeeze out anger. Crayons and spiral tablet...to write down feelings or draw. A calming jar...to relax. A small stuffed toy...for comfort. Visual cue cards...for deep breathing technique, keep hands and feet to self, count to 10, talk to an adult.