How Taking Care of Things Can Develop Self-Management in Pre-K

Pre KindergartenLesson: 309

How Taking Care of Possessions Can Develop Self-Management in Pre-K

A buzz of excitement fills the classroom as the pre-kindergarten students eagerly anticipate their latest gift - the gift of ‘possessions.’ But wait, what exactly are possessions?

In this lesson, the teacher helps pre-kindergartners to understand that possessions are the things that belong to them, and they’re important to take care of. They realize that these are treasures that they can use to enjoy their lives.

To appreciate their gift of possessions more, they are given the "Possessions" sticker for their Manager’s Cap. Then, they pass the Manager’s Cap around twice to share what their favorite possessions are.

"By taking care of their belongings, they can practice control over themselves and their possessions, which in turn develops their self-discipline."

After that, the class participates in an engaging discussion about how to take care of their possessions. The students sure have a lot of ideas. They are thinking like responsible self-managers!

Responsible self-managers think of how to take care of their own things; then they do it. This makes them feel good about themselves. Managing possessions is one way of showing self-management, which is a positive action.

The students promise to manage themselves by taking care of their own things, and then they mark their Positive Behavior Chart.

Learning to organize and manage possessions is an essential self-management skill that improves responsibility and self-regulation in pre-kindergartners. By taking care of their belongings, they can practice control over themselves and their possessions, which in turn develops their self-discipline. They also become aware of the time, energy, and cost that goes into each possession, leading to a better appreciation of their belongings.

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