Pre-K Students Learn How to Prevent Diseases in SEL Lesson

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Pre-K Students Learn How to Prevent Diseases in SEL Lesson

Pre-kindergartners gather around their hedgehog puppet friends, Squeak and Mimi. But something is wrong—Squeak is worried about germs! Through an engaging puppet show, Squeak explains to students that germs are all around them and can make them sick.

But instead of panicking, the students are reassured with the knowledge that there are positive actions that they can do to prevent catching diseases. Dr. Doctor leads a class discussion on how germs are caught and how they can be avoided. She enumerates the different positive actions they can take to avoid getting sick, with emphasis on the ones discussed in the previous lessons.

"This lesson is aligned with the national health education standard that promotes health and disease prevention. It aims to teach students the basic health and hygiene practices that can protect them and others around them from sickness."

After this, the class enthusiastically practices and demonstrates ways to keep the germs away. They show what to do when their nose is running, when they sneeze, and when they cough. They also learn how to properly wash their hands and how frequently they need to do this.

The lesson ends by marking the Positive Behavior Chart, as a celebration of the students’ commitment to practicing positive actions for staying away from sickness.

This lesson is aligned with the national health education standard that promotes health and disease prevention. It aims to teach students the basic health and hygiene practices that can protect them and others around them from sickness. By staying physically healthy, students work their way to a healthy body and self-concept.

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