Self-honesty, the practice of being truthful to oneself, allows one to build a strong and positive self-concept. By resisting any form of deception, one earns self-respect and becomes a better person. There are numerous ways to practice self-honesty, and one of them is by telling others the truth.
In this lesson, pre-kindergartners learn the personal value of being honest with others. Using easy-to-follow concepts, this lesson helps them realize that being truthful to others makes them feel good about themselves.
"This lesson encourages pre-kindergartners to develop an intrinsic motivation to be honest by learning the rewards of honesty for their self-concept."
To start, the "Sing Your Truth" poster is displayed and the students engage in a fun discussion about how being honest with others and to themselves can help them improve their self-concept.
Following the discussion, the students participate in an SEL activity that allows them to practice telling the truth. This activity comes with different mental exercises that develop their self-honesty and analytical skills. A new reinforcing clap is taught to the students to help them remember the positive action of being honest with themselves and others.
To track their progress, the teacher introduces them to the Positive Behavior Chart for Unit 5. This chart serves as a visual reminder of the positive behavior they are developing, encouraging them to continue practicing self-honesty and building their commitment to honesty.
This lesson encourages pre-kindergartners to develop an intrinsic motivation to be honest by learning the rewards of honesty for their self-concept. The goal of this lesson is to foster a commitment to honesty that will last into adulthood.