Kindergarten

An artist's illustration of a mother and her daughter on a rug in a child's bedroom with stuffed animals, books and toys on shelving.

Picks-It (a wise, experienced raccoon) and Nix-It (a young, innocent panda bear) are two hand puppets who are the main characters throughout the curriculum. These beloved puppets lead the students on an epic journey throughout the Kingdom of Positive Action. Picks-It uses his wisdom to guide Nix-It to a better self-concept by teaching him the essential positive actions he needs to feel good about himself.

The puppets' story opens each unit (1-7); Picks-It shows a pond to Nix-it, tells him to look in it, and asks him what he sees. He cannot see anything clearly at first, but with each succeeding story, what he sees becomes clearer. The last time he looks into the pond, what he sees is apparent—he sees himself. The reflection of himself became more evident as he learned how to see himself more clearly with positive actions.

The kit contains a full-color mural representing the Kingdom of Positive Action, consisting of twelve posters that can stand alone or fit together as a whole.

The posters represent the lands of physical, intellectual, social and emotional, the key ring, gates with locks, and Castle Self-Concept, which is at the center of the mural.

The goal of the journey is to earn keys by learning important positive actions in each of the lands, pass through the gates in front of Castle Self-Concept, and thus, open the door to Castle Self-Concept to see what is inside. Students also receive keys (activity sheets) to unlock their personal understanding of themselves by learning positive actions.

Finally, when they have earned all the keys, passed through the gates, and opened the door to Castle Self-Concept, they see a mirror—they see themselves. The children understand that they have grown due to the positive actions they have learned and realize they are also motivated to use them. They know that positive actions are what helps them to feel good about themselves.

Subscription includes digital access to:
140 15-minute scripted lessons for Kindergarten.
42 Family lessons for everyone.
38 Activity sheets with reproduction rights for up to 60 students annually.
13 Full-color posters available in high-resolution format for digital learning settings.
Includes an all-new 12-poster mural depicting the Kingdom of Positive Action.
Enhance the impact of your lessons with downloadable visual aids and support materials.
Strengthen concept reinforcement with additional resources such as the integrated Word of the Week calendar.
Extend your lessons by using our in-app audio player, allowing you to create custom playlists and explore related music collections.
Access over 85 exclusive songs for streaming, more than all other SEL providers combined!
Quickly locate correlated music content seamlessly with our provided links to other trusted musicians.
Access suggested resources from YouTube, Epicbooks, Brainpop, Gonoodle, Flocabulary, and Khan Academy. (subscriptions not included)
Discover lessons aligned with your students' needs through our intuitive Lesson Explorer, and customize your scope and sequence.
Edit and optimize lessons to your preferences with our Lesson Editor and save your customized versions for future use.
Achieve implementation balance with our Content Genome reporting tool, engineered for in-depth content analysis.
Stay organized and informed with our Implementation Tracker tool, designed for effortless progress tracking and management.
Prepare for the next year by attaching notes to every lesson in the app.
Join Picks-It and Nix-It as they explore the Kingdom of Positive Action!
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