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This lesson on anger uses the book “When Sophia Gets Angry
Social Studies, Language Arts
PreK, K, 2, 1
By – Debbie Haren
Primary Subject – Social Studies
Secondary Subjects – Language Arts
Grade Level – Preschool – 2nd grade
The book: “When Sophia Gets Angry-Really-Really Angry
By: Molly Bang
Objective: To help others realize how other people feel. To help children realize how to help each other feel better and stronger.
Procedure: Read the book and talk about what Sophia was very very angry about. Ask the kids if they have ever been really angry about something. Have them share with the group what they were angry about.
Talk to the children about what a conflict is. A conflict is when two or more people cannot agree on something. An example might be when two people both think it is there turn next to paint. They will argue and possibly hurt each other.
A way to know when someone is getting mad is to look at their face and their body. How do you look when you are mad? What do you do when you are mad?
Is it bad to get mad sometimes? No it is not. But it is important to know how to handle our anger without hurting someone or ourselves!
When two people are mad it is important to talk about how they feel. Each person should tell the other how they feel and why. Then they can work out a solution. The solution might be you go first and take 5 minutes and then I will go next and take five minutes!
Giving children ways to deal with situations helps them to be able to handle them! The class could do some role-playing of some different conflicts and how they could be resolved! Then they could paint a picture of when they are mad or happy.
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