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About Riley Woods

Riley taught K-5 Visual Art in North Carolina for four years before becoming a Customer Success Manager for Personalized Learning Games. She graduated with dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Policy Studies and Photography Illustration from Syracuse University. Riley is a 2011 Teach For America alumna.

Deep Breathing with Lester

2019-03-11T12:01:06-04:00

Prep No prep necessary. This is a great calming or coping tool to use when students need to cool down after an active lesson, are having a stressful moment, or need an emotion regulation strategy. Use the video and the worksheet together or separately. Approximate Activity [...]

Deep Breathing with Lester2019-03-11T12:01:06-04:00

Calming Activity: Deep Breathing

2019-03-21T10:53:37-04:00

This is a great calming activity or coping tool to use when students need to cool down after an active lesson, are having a stressful moment, or need an emotion regulation strategy. While based on the active rest between each Zoo Academy assessment scene, geared towards K-1 students, this [...]

Calming Activity: Deep Breathing2019-03-21T10:53:37-04:00

Expressing Feelings Without Blaming

2019-03-05T09:08:22-04:00

This communication activity shows students examples of expressing feelings in an argument without blaming the other person. There can be a lot of tension surrounding expressing feelings, especially if you or the other person lack certain communication skills. We all can have a tendency to blame the other person [...]

Expressing Feelings Without Blaming2019-03-05T09:08:22-04:00

Kindness Activities: Helpful, Hurtful, Not Helpful, Kind Part II

2019-02-26T15:00:04-04:00

Superheroes are role models, meaning people look to them to see the best way to act. As a superhero, it’s very important for you to understand your impact on others, including the impact of your words. While this worksheet is based on a mini-game in Hall of Heroes, which [...]

Kindness Activities: Helpful, Hurtful, Not Helpful, Kind Part II2019-02-26T15:00:04-04:00

IC2 2019

2019-03-11T11:25:25-04:00

Prep Following directions activities are a way to build critical skills in impulse control, and this activity is a Zoo U twist on the classic game Simon Says. Students will follow “Principal Wild’s” instructions to make different movements with their body, such as hopping on one foot [...]

IC2 20192019-03-11T11:25:25-04:00

CP2-2019

2019-02-27T10:04:57-04:00

Prep Cooperation games are a great way to teach teamwork and strategy. In this activity, students will practice their cooperation skills to make sure everyone “catches Lester,” or touches a ball, in the shortest amount of time possible. Click here to download the Teacher Lesson [...]

CP2-20192019-02-27T10:04:57-04:00

Positive Pun Valentines 2019

2019-02-27T09:36:38-04:00

These printables are great for Valentine's Day, encouragement during end-of-year testing, or positive reinforcement any time of year! And our 2019 versions include images from our new K-1 game, Zoo Academy. Perfect for your youngest students! Download the Valentines here.

Positive Pun Valentines 20192019-02-27T09:36:38-04:00

Positive and Negative Expressions: Nonverbal Communication Maze

2019-02-27T09:40:11-04:00

In these worksheets, scaffolded by grade level, students will identify positive and negative expressions and emotion words to successfully navigate a maze to the finish. Deciphering the meaning of other’s positive and negative expressions can be difficult, especially when someone is saying one thing out loud while their [...]

Positive and Negative Expressions: Nonverbal Communication Maze2019-02-27T09:40:11-04:00