Developmental Kindergarten & the RULER Mood Meter!
As part of our Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence RULER approach to social and emotional learning, our youngest students are introduced to the RULER tools and quickly become fluent in communicating their feelings using these tools. DK students created their own mood meters at home. The mood meter is a tool for developing greater self-awareness and awareness of others. RULER helps all our school learn to recognize emotions in ourselves and others.
RULER is designed for use in kindergarten through eighth grade to promote the development of five key emotion skills, including Recognizing, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing, and Regulating emotions (the “RULER” skills).
We also hold RULER workshops to familiarize all our parents with RULER and the ways that they may incorporate these tools and strategies in their family life.