SEL Strategy: Calm Bottle (Breathe Bottle)

The Calm Bottle strategy is a great tool to use to calm the body and focus the mind. This practice aligns with the CASEL competencies of Self-awareness and Responsible decision-making. We recommend putting a Calm Bottle or two in a “Peace Corner,” or whatever designated place you have in your classroom for students to solve problems or calm themselves down. It might also be nice to have a few Calm Bottle dispersed throughout the classroom for children to use when needed. Perhaps make them in different colors to represent different emotions!

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