Hooray for the pre-kindergartners! It's time to celebrate their victories and completion of the Positive Action Pre-Kindergarten curriculum. These young learners have successfully completed their self-improvement journey in Unit 6, and now it's time to honor their achievements.
The class kicks off with festivities by displaying the "Improving Myself" poster and reflecting on each positive action for self-improvement. As a retention activity, the teacher reads statements about previous lessons and units. If the students agree with the statements, they are asked to yell “Yes.”
A joyous ceremony then takes place, inviting pre-kindergartners to receive their "Certificate of Completion." During the ceremony, the early learners look back and remember all of the friends they have met, the stories they have heard, and the important lessons they have learned.
Afterward, they write their name on their certificates and accept them proudly. The teacher also reads their ICU messages from the ICU box, which are all about how their self-improvement is showing up.
"Pre-kindergartners need to be celebrated and their efforts recognized! This way, schools and educators reinforce their students’ positive behavior and self-concept, motivating them to continue their positive actions."
The Positive Action songs "Improve Myself" and “I Am a Positive Action Kid” are played as a great way to conclude the unit and the whole curriculum. Pre-kindergartners are now ready to build more positive thoughts, do more positive actions, and feel their best with their positive feelings!
Pre-kindergartners need to be celebrated and their efforts recognized! This way, schools and educators reinforce their students’ positive behavior and self-concept, motivating them to continue their positive actions.
By rewarding their minor and major accomplishments, pre-kindergartners gain internal satisfaction, solidifying their positive self-concept. It also strengthens their self-confidence, giving them the courage to learn new things and take on new challenges.
There are effective ways that schools and educators can positively reinforce their students’ good behavior. They can reward them with verbal praise, written approval, or material prizes. Whatever the reward, educators must emphasize that it is more for the students’ effort and behavior than the result. For example, emphasize that the reward of a top student is more for doing her best academically than for her grades.
To make this celebration more fun and engaging, it is the prerogative of the teachers to add fun SEL activities and games, which can further reinforce the key lesson concepts. In this lesson, it is important that pre-kindergartners have an enjoyable and memorable time together!