Friday, January 4, 2013

Belly Breathing!

Growing up, I remember hearing adults say, "Take a deep breath and count to ten whenever you get upset."  Sometimes, to this day,  whenever I feel my temperature rising and my temper flaring, I notice that it's something I do without even thinking about it.  I take a HUGE breathe, and I pause before I speak.  Not only does this keep me from saying something I shouldn't say, it also helps me calm down.  So, it wasn't really a big surprise when our school counselors started to talk to us about the benefits of belly breathing...  besides the fact that I didn't know it was a legitimate counseling tool.  :)  The following video was a big hit with my third graders!  Let's face it, you're never too old for Elmo, and if you're a third grade boy you might even fall in love with Colbie Caillat.  Let's just say that I have 17 boys in my homeroom, and at least half of them have commented on how pretty and "hot" she is.  Goodness gracious!  Spring fever is setting in early this year, friends!  ENJOY!  :)


  1. This is fabulous. I added it to my playlist! Thanks for finding and sharing.

    Chickadee Jubilee

  2. What a great tool! This will come in handy with one of my little ones. She stresses more than I do:0( thanks for sharing, Amanda!

  3. I love this!! I cannot wait to use this with one of my kiddos - I think ALL of my kids will love it!

    :) Abby
    Third Grade Bookworm

  4. That is so great for all of my little ones, thanks! (And probably couldn't hurt for the older ones too!) Have a great weekend!

  5. Thanks for sharing this! I can't wait to use it.


  6. Ha! I laughed out loud when I read your comment about your third grade boys! That is how my girls are this year! It seems to be getting worse every year. They are still too young! =) Thanks for sharing about the cooling down technique!
    3 Teacher Chicks

  7. Oh my goodness!! I love this! Thank you for sharing! Love, Love, Love!

  8. Well, I can say with a lot of honesty that this video validated my love for Common. Thanks for sharing! My little monsters are going to love this one :)

    ❀ Kate
    Purely Paperless

  9. So could have used this yesterday for myself! I totally agree about Spring fever! WOW it is so early. Thank you!

  10. Thank you! This is great, I know my firsties will love this and hopefully they will use it when they get upset.

  11. Oh my gosh it starts early doesn't it? I have "hot talk" in my second grade classroom already! Love the belly breathing! What a useful tool (for me!).

  12. Love it! I've bookmarked this one for later. Thank you!

  13. Thanks so much for this--I had seen this over the summer and completely forgot about it! Now, it's officially pinned. :o)
    LOVE it!!
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten