I have a class full of energetic and bright 2nd grade boys, that all have the diagnosis of autism. We work on academics, social skills and regulating our emotions everyday.
My students have individual calming buckets that they use all throughout the day to aid with anxiety and strong emotions that can be overwhelming at times.
This project focuses on my students' sensory needs and the regulation of their emotions. Sensory needs must be met or behaviors will impede learning. Our students are taught to recognize when they need a break and to take the steps they need to regain focus and return to the lesson. These wonderful calming/sensory items will help my students with success in and out of the classroom. They can relax, regain control and be creative all at the same time. They love playdough, modeling clay and kinetic sand. My students are going to be so excited!!!
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