Pre-kindergarten students are thrilled to learn that there is something inside them that is more powerful and advanced than the technology around them—their minds! Their teacher explains that human minds are highly intelligent and children, in particular, have an exceptional aptitude for rapid learning. The "Positive Actions for My Mind" poster is displayed, showing illustrations of intellectual positive actions that help students learn how to take care of their powerful young minds.
This lesson marks the beginning of the second half of Unit 2, which focuses on positive actions for improving intellectual health. It teaches pre-kindergartners to enhance the potential of their minds and improve their well-being, intellectual development, and success.
"A healthy intellect promises many benefits for pre-kindergartners including better academic performance and success in life. It also helps with their memory retention, problem-solving, and decision-making."
To start, the students are introduced to each positive action for the mind as depicted in the poster. Then, they engage in a discussion on the importance of enhancing their minds to improve their health and build their self-concepts.
As they delve deeper into the topic, the students learn that keeping their minds sharp with intellectual positive actions makes them feel good about their decisions and themselves. To reinforce this, the class sings a new Positive Action song called "Learning to Learn." The teacher then introduces them to their Positive Behavior Chart for the mind which tracks their progress on taking intellectual positive actions.
A healthy intellect promises many benefits for pre-kindergartners including better academic performance and success in life. It also helps with their memory retention, problem-solving, and decision-making.