We are just finishing up a two part lesson about feelings and strategies to deal with tough feelings at school. In kindergarten we read the book, Mouse Was Mad by Linda Urban. Mouse tries several strategies to get out his mad feelings. He does not have a lot of success until he makes himself stand very still and focuses on taking some nice, deep breaths.
In our second feelings class, I set up four centers in the room for students to try out four different coping strategies. Students were asked to try each strategy as modeled for them and access whether the strategy would work for them if they were having a difficult feeling or tough day. Students were asked to report back to their parents and share the strategies that they felt would work best for them.