Writing for self regulation and goal setting just may be the most important thing you do this year. Writing is not just for writing time! Writing is used all over the curriculum! The more purposeful the writing, the more kids will want to write. I wrote a guest post over at Minds in Bloom on just that topic this year. You can check it out here. Today, I would like to talk about writing for personal development. In particular, self regulation.
Sometimes, we can feel a little too “busy” . Sometimes it’s our mind that’s buzzing away and sometimes it’s our bodies. Sometimes, we can feel “too slow” where we are feeling lethargic or sleepy and not ready for the day. I’d love for my students to recognize this after some teaching about what it looks like and feels like for different students. Once they can recognize it in themselves, they are better able to manage it themselves. This helps cut down on the never ending CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT because students are regulating themselves.
If you are interested in looking at this set for your primary learners further, you can see it by clicking on the preview picture below. Have a great Sunday everyone!