Saturday, June 1, 2013

Quiet Place Class Book

A great way to discuss a way for children to find a calming space is to read A Quiet Place.  It is a great story that allows kids to see that simple places in their lives can be used to relax and get away from loud and unpleasant things.  We then went on to create our own Quiet Place book for the kids to read in our quiet 'One Spot'.

Have them start by creating quilted border pages.  You can use any size page you like, but I cut construction paper in half.  Provide strips of paper for the kids to cut into squares/rectangles and glue along the edge.

Have the students draw in their quiet place and write or dictate their description.  Tie the pages together with yarn and share their beautiful story.  Make sure to place it in a spot dedicated to calming bodies.