Angry Birds Anger Management Lesson

What a great health lesson from "The Home Teacher"! She has made FREE printable posters & a student work booklet to help children understand their anger and learn some appropriate strategies to deal with it. The booklet helps students to identify what anger looks & feels like, goes through what you shouldn't do when you're angry & gives strategies to help them calm down when angry. A great resource to aid in classroom discussions about feelings & appropriate behaviors! For further information & to download the printables, click on the links below. Link to article & printables: http://thehometeacher.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/more-dont-be-angry-bird-printables.html?m=1 Her original post about each of the angry birds and their role in helping kids understand and deal with their anger: http://thehometeacher.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/dont-be-angry-bird-lessons-on-anger.html?m=1

The Ummm Game

The classroom teacher that I did relief work for today, reminded me of this oral language game I used to play when I was a classroom teacher. -Write topics on small pieces of paper (eg: food, weather, birthdays, homework) & place in a container. -Choose a student to come up to the front & select a piece of paper without looking. - The student then has to talk about this topic, as the teacher times them. - Time stops & the student is out as soon as they say "um" or "uh". - Choose another student to come up to choose a topic & have a go. Keep choosing students for as long as you'd like to play the game. - Winner is whoever can speak the longest without saying "um". It's harder than it sounds!!! I've had some students who can't believe that the first word out of their

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