Another relatable Droid and Dude story titled "Working Together" opens this lesson. It teaches about showing kindness to others in order to get along well. In the story, Droid and Dude are panicking as the big day of blast off is coming closer. But, there is still a lot to do and some of their stuff is missing! In the midst of their frenzy, Droid and Dude forget to be kind to each other. But, as the story unfolds, they realize that being kind is the key to solving their problems.
This SEL Lesson fosters positive behavior in students by teaching them how to have a positive social interaction with others through kindness. To keep the students engaged, the "Droid," “Dude,” and “Mama Amore” visual aids, as well as the “Code of Conduct” poster are displayed.
"Kindness is a powerful force that ends conflicts and creates an environment where happiness and well-being can thrive."
Then, the students immerse themselves in the fun and interactive discussion with the teacher about what kindness is, why it is important, and how they can show it to others. The teacher guides the students to join in a class activity that allows them to be kind through different positive actions such as helping, greeting, or giving.
To help the students remember the lesson concepts, the teacher then leads a memorable finger play. The whole class finishes the lesson off by promising to show kindness to others and marking their Positive Behavior Chart.
Kindness is a powerful force that ends conflicts and creates an environment where happiness and well-being can thrive. By cultivating kindness, pre-kindergartners learn to lend a helping hand, appreciate others more, and make positive choices. It also helps to build their self-concept and social networks.
Cultivating kindness in pre-kindergartners can be a challenging task. That's why this evidence-based lesson and curriculum are so important. With this Positive Action lesson, effective teaching strategies are employed to ensure the reinforcement of key messages and allow the students to flourish in their social lives.