Congratulations are in order! The first graders have successfully completed the first unit of *Positive Actio*n, a program that focuses on instilling positive behaviors and attitudes in young learners. Now comes the exciting part – the assessment! It's time to put their knowledge to the test and see just how well they've absorbed all the unit concepts.
This review lesson begins with a series of yes or no questions. The questions are designed to be simple yet thought-provoking, as they touch on fundamental concepts of human mindset and behavior. For instance, one question asks, "If you think you can do something and make it turn out well, is it easier for you to really do it?" Another one probes, “When you do positive actions, do you feel good about yourself?”
"With the completion of Unit 1, the first graders now have a thorough understanding of the Positive Action philosophy, the Thoughts-Actions-Feelings Circle, and self-concept. They are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to practice more positive actions in the succeeding lessons."
Next, the class reviews the positive actions they have learned at school, such as saying positive things about others, taking care of their bodies, and choosing positive actions over negative ones. The teacher writes the suggestions on the board, and the class picks the top three to write on their activity sheets. They do the same for the positive actions they have learned at home. Students then take home the activity sheets to share with their families.
To celebrate their success, the class sings along to six Positive Action songs, reinforcing the program's positive message and providing a fun way to celebrate the students’ achievements.
With the completion of Unit 1, the first graders now have a thorough understanding of the Positive Action philosophy, the Thoughts-Actions-Feelings Circle, and self-concept. They are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to practice more positive actions in the succeeding lessons. The program has provided them with a strong foundation for social and emotional development, which will not only benefit them in their academic pursuits but will also carry over into their personal and future professional lives.