Today we talked about what to do when we are ANGRY! We shared different events that made us angry, and using our problem solving Puppets, we acted out the appropriate way to respond when someone makes us mad.
Step 1: Walk away! Do an activity that helps you cool down, like counting to 10 or coloring.
Step 2: Use "I" statements to let your friend know what made you angry- "I really don't like it when you cut in line ahead of me."
Step 3: Come up with a solution, or ask a teacher to help you come up with one.
During circle time, after identifying the day of the week and the weather, we counted to 100! Then we read two books about being angry: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst, and When Sophie Gets Angry... Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang. Today's letter of the day was A; we practiced writing upper and lower case a's, and some students even spelled words that start with a, like apple and airplane! In the afternoon we learned that the idiom "Seeing red" means someone is angry- so we made red art! Using pipettes, we dropped globs of paint on to our papers, then blew on the paint with straws. It made a cool, explosive-looking masterpiece.
Today we also spent part of the morning outside! Sometimes running around can help if we feel angry :)