Cheers and laughter echo through the room, and confetti flies up into the air as pre-kindergartners follow StarBoy and StarGirl showcasing their talents in this lesson’s story, "The Big Show." StarBoy sings and dances while StarGirl tells the funniest jokes. Listening to the success of their star friends, pre-kindergartners understand how success and betterment happen when they follow the positive actions for self-improvement.
As the story concludes, the pre-kindergartners eagerly engage in a class discussion. Guided by their teacher, they delve into exploring the various ways in which they, too, can continue on the path of self-improvement. Together, they discover that taking positive actions is the key to achieving their goals and enhancing themselves.
"Goal setting is an important skill that helps anyone, especially pre-kindergarten students, to learn independently. It cultivates motivation, self-responsibility, and self-management, which keeps them determined to grow, learn, and improve."
To continue the discussion, the teacher displays the "Improving Myself" poster, a helpful material showcasing illustrations of different positive actions for self-improvement. Afterward, the students sing and dance to the Positive Action song, “Improve Myself,” which greatly reinforces the lesson.
Pre-kindergartners are now ready to set goals and make promises for themselves. To help them, the teacher displays the "Goals" poster and guides them to the areas where they need improvements.
Understanding how self-improvement can help them become who they aspire to be can motivate pre-kindergartners to set goals and monitor progress. By teaching this SEL lesson, schools help students develop intrinsic motivation to improve.
Goal setting is an important skill that helps anyone, especially pre-kindergarten students, to learn independently. It cultivates motivation, self-responsibility, and self-management, which keeps them determined to grow, learn, and improve.