Pre-kindergartners embark on an exciting educational journey of social-emotional learning with Positive Action!
At the start of the class, two loveable hedgehogs, Squeak and Mimi, greet the students! The first unit of the curriculum is launched, with a lesson on what positive actions are. Pre-kindergartners engage in lively discussion about how positive actions differ from negative actions and why positive actions are important. The teacher also explains the role positive actions play in having a positive life, thoughts, and feelings.
"Positive Action is a school-based program grounded in social-emotional learning theory and designed to promote positive character development and behavior."
To reinforce the importance of positive actions, a poster depicting Squeak and Mimi reciting the Positive Action philosophy is displayed in the classroom. The class then sings a song about feeling good about themselves and doing positive actions, which allows them to discuss and remember the program’s philosophy.
Students are also introduced to the ICU Box, which stands for "I See You Doing Something Positive." Here, they deposit ICU messages that tell of the positive actions they do or see other people doing. This is a fun way to acknowledge everyone's positive actions that make them proud and happy.
Positive Action is a school-based program grounded in social-emotional learning theory and designed to promote positive character development and behavior. Its pre-kindergarten curriculum follows the early childhood education standards. By fostering an intrinsic motivation to always do positive actions at an early age, the program aims to set a foundation for lifelong success and well-being in students.