Self-Regulation and Managing Emotions Coping Strategies Journal: Digital & Print


Elementary (2nd-5th)

Researched Based

Fun and Engaging

Easy to Implement

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This self-regulation journal is designed for upper elementary students and gives them the chance to practice important self-regulation skills in order to better understand and manage their emotions. Students will learn which feelings and actions are associated with each color and self-regulation coping strategies like positive self-talk to help regulate their emotions. This low-prep journal would be the perfect interactive activity for an individual student to work on over a few sessions or for a self-regulation small group.

The self-regulation journal is also great to use for data collection and progress monitoring! The daily, weekly, and monthly increments provide a useful tool to spot trends and problem areas with students who might otherwise be overlooked. Coloring opportunities on almost every page! **Updated to include Google Slides digital version**

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This Activity Includes:

  • Introduction guide to self-regulation with associated feelings and actions
  • Suggested coping strategies across environments
  • Positive self-talk statements to reference
  • Support group identification
  • 5 Different emotions sheets to identify and recall past experiences
  • Daily self-regulation tracking sheet
  • Weekly self-regulation tracking sheet
  • Monthly self-regulation tracking mandala
  • Self-regulation reflection questions
  • Digital version

Students Will:

  • Learn the different emotions and associated feelings and actions
  • Identify coping skills to use at home, school, and in the community
  • Identify people in their support system
  • Practice and create positive self-talk statements
  • Empathize with another person's emotions and recall a time they felt that way and the events that followed
  • Track how their feelings change daily, weekly, and monthly
  • Observe and reflect on why they think their feelings change

How to Assemble: Hole punch students' journals and put them into three-ring binders. Or, you could also just print and staple!


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