For many pre-kindergartners, school can be a nerve-wracking experience. From worrying about making friends to feeling overwhelmed by school subjects, it's understandable why they may feel anxious. However, with this lesson, pre-kindergartners gain more confidence and trust in school as they learn that it is a great place to have fun, learn, and make memories.
Using a short story, visual aids, and an interactive class discussion, pre-kindergartners learn about the role of school in enhancing their mind and improving their intellectual health.
The lesson starts with the story titled, "First Day Jitters," where two happy characters named Alex and Paige overcome their fear of school by attending and participating in it. The story is illustrative of what students gain from school such as learning in the classroom, learning from their peers, and learning from the memories they build in it.
"School is a place for learning. It offers many opportunities for growth, improvement, inspiration, and socialization."
Following the play, Professor Socks joins the class through a visual aid and sparks a lively discussion about the enjoyable and fulfilling things they get to do in school. The "School Activities" visual aid is displayed, and together, the students look at what school has to offer for their health, growth, and development. Overall, the students realize that school is good for their minds and their self-concept.
To end the lesson, pre-kindergartners mark their Positive Behavior Chart to commit to the positive action of going to school for their intellectual development.
School is a place for learning. It offers many opportunities for growth, improvement, inspiration, and socialization. Pre-kindergartners need to be aware of the possibilities that can be found in school. With this lesson, they can learn that going to school is an intellectual positive action for nurturing and developing their minds and skills!