Pre-kindergartners meet and welcome two new friends today! They are Bright Sider and Grumpy Grouch. They join the class as colorful posters. With their help, pre-kindergartners learn that thoughts, actions, and feelings work together to build self-concept. The students also learn about the Thoughts-Actions-Feelings Circle, and how it can be positive or negative.
Squeak and Mimi, two beloved hedgehog puppets, open this lesson by engaging the pre-kindergartners with their fun puppet play. The puppets talk about their positive thoughts and positive actions that make them really happy.
After the puppet show, the class engages in an interactive discussion about the "Thoughts-Actions-Feelings Circle" poster. Through this, Bright Sider and Grumpy Grouch help the children understand that the Thoughts-Actions-Feelings Circle can be a Positive Circle or a Negative Circle.
"In this lesson, pre-kindergartners are taught that thoughts lead to actions, and actions lead to feelings about themselves. Positive feelings lead to more positive thoughts, and the cycle of positivity continues!"
Bright Sider teaches them that staying in the Positive Circle, also called the Happy Circle, helps them to feel happy and positive. In contrast, Grumpy Grouch shows that staying in the Negative Circle, also called the Unhappy Circle, can cause them to have negative feelings.
The students learn that staying in the Happy Circle works much better than staying in the Unhappy Circle. That is, if they sometimes feel bad about themselves, they miss out on the good feeling that comes with being positive.
Pre-kindergartners need to understand the cycle that leads to their actions and feelings. Doing so helps them understand themselves better.
The Positive Action program teaches positive behavior with the Thoughts-Actions-Feelings Circle. In this lesson, pre-kindergartners are taught that thoughts lead to actions, and actions lead to feelings about themselves. Positive feelings lead to more positive thoughts, and the cycle of positivity continues!