Squeak and Mimi, two adorable hedgehog puppets, show pre-kindergartners how admitting mistakes can be a positive thing. In a fun puppet show, Squeak writes a letter of his name backwards. Mimi points it out to him, but he denies it even though it is obvious. Mimi teaches him that he needs to admit his mistake to learn how to do it correctly.
Afterward, a relatable class discussion follows where pre-kindergartners learn what a mistake is, and how to admit their mistakes. To practice, they share some of the mistakes that they have made. Some of them are funny, sad, and silly. The teacher explains that admitting their mistakes is a social-emotional positive action of self-honesty.
"Admitting mistakes is an act of self-honesty that helps with the positive development of pre-kindergartners. Mistakes are part of the learning process that they need to accept, so they can allow themselves to learn and be better."
This lesson helps students understand that admitting their mistakes is a way to tell themselves the truth. As a reinforcement, the class sings a Mr. Jazzman song. They cheer at the end and promise to practice the positive action of self-honesty. Finally, they mark their Positive Action Behavior Chart.
Admitting mistakes is an act of self-honesty that helps with the positive development of pre-kindergartners. Mistakes are part of the learning process that they need to accept, so they can allow themselves to learn and be better. By admitting their mistakes, they become aware of their errors and can prevent themselves from repeating them. Finally, it develops responsibility and honesty in pre-kindergartners that will carry through to the rest of their lives.
Although it can feel uncomfortable, admitting mistakes is a noble and positive action that helps build a positive self-concept. Using effective teaching strategies, this lesson is designed to help pre-kindergartners learn the importance of self-honesty and admitting mistakes to their personal and academic lives.