I plan to use this thermometer for several lessons. First, we will be discussing the feelings and behaviors associated with each section (i.e., slips of paper with the words "angry" and "yelling" would be taped to the red section. The next lesson would discuss recognizing feelings in the red or yellow zones and what coping methods can be used to return to the yellow or blue zones. The teacher would like to use it with individual student for discussion when they are struggling in the classroom, as well.
My fabulous social work intern, Heather, made this giant 3 foot thermometer with butcher paper. It has little pockets to the right where a little flag can be inserted and is laminated.