Relief Teaching Ideas

Sharing ideas to help make relief teaching fun, enjoyable, and meaningful.

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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:

Her original post about each of the angry birds and their role in helping kids understand and deal with their anger:

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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 own mouth is (yep, you guessed it!) “um!”