During the Westfield School Committee meeting on April 3, Franklin Avenue Elementary School fourth grade teachers Annalise Eak and Jean Brown and their students talked about “zones of regulation,” a social-emotional learning system based on colors that the school has incorporated this year.

Eak said the zones are a self-regulation strategy that separates everything students can feel into four colors. She said the strategy is from a professional development training on how to identify emotions, which is the hardest part for students to do, and what to do with those feelings. She said Franklin Avenue has been using the tools successfully with all types of learning for all of the students in the school.

Elementary students teach School Committee reps how to get back in the zone -