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Elementary [1st-5th] Lesson Plan

Dealing with Anger in a Positive and Expressive Way

Created on March 25, 2012 by imagiNATION

My fourth graders have really been struggling with conflict and personal anger management so I designed this 2-day lesson series to hopefully curb some of the negative energy in my classroom and replace it with positive strategies for my students to use. I think it will be important to have a discussion after the stations lesson to discuss how these strategies can be adapted and used during a class period.

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2 sessions; 60 minutes per session

SWBAT constructively deal with conflict and anger in a classroom setting.
SWBAT use art to help express emotions.

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I used the conflict prompts to help set up situations.
I also printed out the intro and positive strategies from the IML document to have my kids read over on day one. The information is from here:

I printed out the journal page from that website as well to have the kids reflect on their own emotions at the beginning of class.

I just did this lesson so I am not sure of its lasting effects but I think it seemed to get the point across initially.

  • lightARTed 03/27/2012 at 07:44pm
    Thank you for this! I have a third grade class I can adapt this for, the conclict prompts are great, they can take some time to think of strategies before they happen.

    This just gave me an idea my school could possibly use at the beginning of the year for the older grades. They could learn this with their classroom teachers and do the reading/writing, in art learn how they can express their feelings/anger and use it as a tool to calm down, in music they could create music that was calming or let it out with some wailing rock n roll, etc.., we have a drama teacher at our school where they could act out the scenarios, PE, burn off some steam, etc...

    Love this, thank you!