Teaching Grade 1 Students to Be Their Own Good Friend

Grade 1Lesson: 105

Teaching Grade 1 Students to Be Their Own Good Friend

Being a good friend to oneself is crucial for developing a positive self-concept, feeling more confident, and forming deeper connections with peers. In this lesson, Grade 1 students discover their own worth and become good friends with themselves.

The teacher begins by writing the word "Valuable" on the board, followed by its definition: “Precious or of great worth.” Young learners then recite the word and definition several times to help them remember it better.

Next, the teacher presents a poem titled "I Am a Friend of Mine," which speaks of including oneself in one’s list of friends, even if it might seem odd to some. The poem underlines the idea that while friends may not always be physically present, one can always rely on oneself as a friend.

"In this lesson, Grade 1 students discover their own worth and become good friends with themselves."

After this, the students engage in a discussion surrounding the poem. They explore why it’s important to like oneself, how being friends with oneself makes building relationships with others easier, and what being a good friend to oneself entails. The teacher encourages first graders to share their views on these topics and reinforces the idea that being a good friend to oneself means doing positive actions of all kinds, including taking care of one’s health, being kind, and choosing positive thoughts.

To sum up, this lesson helps students to recognize their value and worth as individuals and to develop a positive self-image. It also encourages them to be kind to themselves and to make positive choices that can improve their overall well-being. By being their own good friend, students can develop the confidence and self-esteem necessary to build and maintain positive relationships with others.

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