Get ready for a Positive Action unit that will motivate, educate, and entertain pre-kindergartners! In this SEL lesson, young students embark on a journey of continual self-improvement.
To kick things off, the teacher facilitates a class discussion about what improving means, how to do it continually, and how to set goals. A new poster titled "Improving Myself" is displayed and discussed briefly. It contains pictures showing different positive actions that pre-kindergartners can take to improve themselves. These positive actions are the topics of the succeeding lessons in this unit.
After the class discussion, a fun puppet play featuring the hedgehog puppets, Squeak and Mimi, helps the students better understand the new SEL concepts. In this play, Squeak and Mimi realize that, although they have come so far, they never have to stop improving. As the lesson ends, Squeak introduces Mimi and the pre-kindergarten class to two new friends, StarBoy and StarGirl.
"In a rapidly changing world that grows more competitive by the second, continual self-improvement prepares pre-kindergartners and the youth to face whatever challenge lies ahead."
Complete with the "Improving Myself" poster, Positive Behavior Chart, and character visual aids, this unit keeps the young students engaged and determined to improve. In the next lessons, the poster serves as an effective guide that helps the students remember all of the positive actions for self-improvement. Positive Action songs will also fill some lessons with fun and excitement!
In a rapidly changing world that grows more competitive by the second, continual self-improvement prepares pre-kindergartners and the youth to face whatever challenge lies ahead. By continuously striving to grow and improve, they enhance their problem-solving and decision-making skills and elevate their overall intellectual capacity. It also gives them self-confidence, helping them grow into resilient, competent, and socially-emotionally intelligent adults.
The ultimate goal of this unit is to help pre-kindergartners develop intrinsic motivation to improve themselves continually. Subsequent lessons are designed to build the students’ interest in their own potential and goals, motivating them to pursue the promise of positive development.