A very interesting story, titled "Emmy the Turtle," opens this lesson! It follows a young turtle who learns how to get along with other turtles because it makes her happy about herself!
The engaging story in this lesson helps pre-kindergartners to learn the importance of choosing to do positive actions to get along well with others! At the same time, it helps them understand the consequences of treating others negatively.
"Forming positive and healthy relationships is not rocket science. One simply needs to make good choices, take positive actions, and be consistent."
To reinforce the concepts further, the students engage in a fun SEL activity that helps them identify positive from negative actions. Their old friends, Bright Sider and Grumpy Grouch, are back and they agree to help them! The activity is done with the "Bright Sider" and “Grumpy Grouch” visual aids, and with the “Positive Actions” and “Negative Actions” visual aids. The Unhappy Circle or the negative side of the “Thoughts-Actions-Feelings Circle” poster is also displayed.
By the end of the lesson, the students learn that positive thoughts and actions toward others can help them improve their self-concept!
Forming positive and healthy relationships is not rocket science. One simply needs to make good choices, take positive actions, and be consistent.
This lesson is designed to help pre-kindergartners consistently behave positively toward others. Its goal is to provide them with an easy-to-remember strategy on how to treat others in the same way they want to be treated. As a result, pre-kindergartners can develop social and emotional skills and feel good about themselves.