If you play Angry Birds (the game) then you know that the premise of the game is that the pigs made the birds angry by stealing the birds' eggs. Therefore, the pigs, triggered the anger of the birds. We talked about our triggers. Some things that triggered some of my students were:
- When people don't do what you tell them to do
- When a computer doesn't work
- When they get hurt
- When a sibling does something to them
- When they don't understand an assignment
The kids drew their own pigs and behind each pig's head they wrote about their triggers.
Now that we have have reviewed all of the parts of Angry Birds we made a bulletin board to hang up all of hard work.
And, one more picture...a close up of the ways to calm down:
Stop and Think, Take a Deep Breath and Count to 10, Seek Adult Help
I hope you have all enjoyed this Anger Management unit! I know my kids have enjoyed and have learned a lot from it! Let me know if you try any of these techniques with your kids! I would love to celebrate your successes, too!