How to Teach About Fairness: Pre-K SEL Lesson on Social Skills

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How to Teach About Fairness: Pre-K SEL Lesson on Social Skills

Get ready to join Droid and Dude on their exciting trip to Mars in this captivating lesson on fairness! As they pack their spaceship with everything they want to bring, the two friends realize they have a problem. Their spaceship is so full that they can't see out the windows!

Despite agreeing that some things need to be left behind, neither Droid nor Dude is willing to part with their own stuff. A fight erupts, with both of them feeling that it would be unfair if only one gets to keep their belongings.

"A healthy relationship and positive social network start with fairness. It’s a simple concept that can be expressed in many ways, such as treating others equally, reciprocating a positive gesture, or showing compassion."

Luckily, Mama Amore steps in and teaches the young boys a valuable lesson about the positive action of fairness. This story not only captures the students’ imagination but also helps them understand the importance of treating others the way they want to be treated. Through the narrative, the students learn what fairness is and how to be fair to others.

Following the story, the pre-kindergartners also engage in a fun discussion, an SEL activity, and finger play. They also get to see the visual aids of "Droid," “Dude,” and “Mama Amore,” and the “Code of Conduct” poster. All of these help the students to understand that being fair helps them get along with others.

The pre-kindergartners are happy to learn that being fair and being treated fairly make them feel good about themselves! So, they agree to practice the positive action of fairness and mark off their Positive Behavior Chart.

A healthy relationship and positive social network start with fairness. It’s a simple concept that can be expressed in many ways, such as treating others equally, reciprocating a positive gesture, or showing compassion. Practicing fairness in any social setting, be it classroom or community, leads to numerous positive outcomes. This includes mutually supportive relationships, a healthy and motivating environment, internal satisfaction, and improved mental health – all of which are beneficial for pre-kindergartners.

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