If there’s one thing I know about my students it’s that they LOVE trading cards – sports cards, cards from their favorite television show, any kind of cards. AND they’ve memorized virtually every statistic possible about their given characters or sports star. However, they don’t love learning every detail about controlling their anger quite as much, until I showed them these!
These 15 cards are designed to look like students’ other favorite cards, but highlight various strategies for managing anger safely and effectively. Each card also features an interactive activity or technique to help students be successful.
These cards are great for activities (ideas below), or can be displayed as posters or held together on a ring for students to keep with them as a reminder.
Cards are presented in full-page (8.5″ x 11″) and trading card (2.5″ x 3.5″) size!
– “Go Fish” or “Matching,”: Print 2 or 4 sets and play as usual.
– “War”: Print 3-4 sets. Play as usual – the card with the highest star difficulty wins.
– “Spoons”: Print 4 sets. Play as usual.
– Have students draw 3 cards. Role play an anger scenario and have them act out one of their selected cards to manage their anger during the scenario.
– Charades: Students draw a strategy to act out while others guess.
If you’ve been following along, you might know that I’ve decided to donate a portion of the proceeds from my store to a different charity each month. My original goal is to do this for a year, but I hope to continue it even past that!!
This month I will be donating 10% of my store proceeds to a national organization working to support children and families at-risk of and who have experienced child abuse and neglect.
Every year more than 3.6 million referrals are made to child protection agenciesinvolving more than 6.6 million children (a referral can include multiple children). In 2014, state agencies found an estimated 702,000 victims of child maltreatment, which would fill 10 football stadiums.
If you’re in the financial position to help, I encourage you to do so, either through donating on your own to a charity of your choice or purchasing any item in my store. I’ll automatically donate 10% at the end of the month!
Well guys, we’re almost there! The days are getting longer, the weather’s getting warmer, and we (and our students) are getting itchy for summer.
It takes a really special person to be a teacher (or school counselor, school speech-language pathologist, school social worker, or other staff member). It means long days, longer nights, paperwork, meetings, exhaustion, tying wet shoelaces, smiling through stress. But really it means changing the lives of the children and shaping the future of our world every single day.
I’m always hard-pressed to find people who are more giving, compassionate, and selfless than my co-workers, which is why I absolutely LOVE Teacher Appreciation Week. Even if politicians and giant education companies don’t always show teachers the love, lots of students, administrators, parents, and other teachers do!
One way TeachersPayTeachers is showing teachers the love is by once again holding a Teacher Appreciation Sale! For today and tomorrow only, enter the code “CELEBRATE” at checkout and you’ll receive 10% off everything you purchase! I’m really excited to be participating in this sale again this year, so that means you’ll save 10% in addition to the 20% off sale I will be having at my store as well. You can save a total of 28% off EVERYTHING, including my money saving bundles!
This sale only runs through 11:59 PM EST tomorrow, so make sure you don’t miss out! TpT accepts purchase orders, so it’s a great opportunity to spend any extra funds your district may give you to use up this year or to get ready for next year.