Written by Gail Silver and Illustrated by Christianne Kromer
TEKS: Reading: 1.6(G); 2.6(G); 3.6(G); 4.6(G); 5.6(G)
Drawing inspiration from Anh, students will create an Anger Monster from paper that they will rip apart rather than cut. Both the process and creation of their monster will allow the students an outlet to visually, actively and verbally express how they feel when they are angry.
Duration: 35 minutes
“We are going to be mindful and share our supplies today.
You can make your anger monster look however you like. We will all have different Anger Monsters, and we will encourage one another as we work.
First you will assemble your monster. When you are ready, raise your hand and a teacher will come and give you glue.* If you need help or some inspiration, feel free to ask a friend or a teacher. Use the supplies respectfully and take care of them.”
Act out your anger like Anh did! Bang on the floor, stomp around the room, or make loud noises. Do this for two minutes and then sit down calmly and take 10 deep breaths.
How did it feel to act angry? How did it feel to sit calmly and breathe?
How did you feel when you ripped the paper to create your Anger Monster? Why did you feel that way? What other feelings did you experience while creating your Anger Monster?
What did you do with any strong feelings that you started to feel?