The front of 5th Street School on a sunny day.

The Brain

Students are learning about their brain. Controlled breathing sends the brain a signal that "all is well" and starts to calm the nervous system and slows the body's stress response.

 

 

The video below explains more about the "upstairs" and "downstairs" brain.  It also starts the discussion of strategies that can be used when emotions start to become overwhelming. 

Why Do We Lose Control 

Why Do We Lose Control Video

brain video

Areas of the Brain Video

 

stress and the brain

Stress and the Brain