Sunday, July 7, 2013

Counseling Goodies for Anger

Do you ever wander to and through the $1 section of target?  In the past, I have always looked that way, but reading other blogs and the great finds they encounter prompted me to take a look one day.  Since that day, I always stop by the section.  

I have a few students who need some help with anger management.  For example, a class mate will say something that the student does not like and next thing that I know, the student is in my office very upset.  Usually, I will talk with the student right away, but I find resistance because the student is not ready to talk.  I have been thinking about goodies to help students calm down and that would be appropriate for high school students.  I came across a blog post about calming doodads here Entirely Elementary , ( I love this blog!).  I may even use some of these ideas in the future.  

I want to be more creative with the students when it comes to teaching new skills instead of just giving them hand outs and workbooks to complete.  

I came across these funny fellas or gals.  They are nice and squishy. 

I was at Walmart yesterday and found these tubs of "Play Clay" for 75 cents each.  At a professional development meeting a couple of months back the principal had the faculty mold their biggest fear out of play- do or clay.  It was therapeutic for me.  I can have the students mold something when they are calming down.  

What are some calming doodads that you recommend?  

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