Kindergarten is a place of introduction and transition into the school system.
It’s our role as educators to help, guide and instruct students
to interpret and assimilate into this new environment; to instill definitive attitudes, behaviours and skills essential for success.
Before venturing further into this module be sure to have read and implemented the Kindergarten Building Community Module.
The activities below are designed to afford each child opportunities to practice and increase listening skills, critical thinking skills, and social skills. These activities offer daily experiences to learn and display respectful behaviour as they get to know and value each other. This all serves in guiding the kinder class to becoming a positive functional community.
Being self aware and socially aware involve being able to identify and label the many emotions we experience on a regular basis. Looking at the possible and diverse causes for these emotions is also helpful in developing emotional intelligence.
Managing one’s disruptive emotions and impulses is an important part of behaving in a socially appropriate way. Explore strategies with students to help them with their own self regulation.
Students learn to identify the four zones or states they can find themselves in throughout the day. They learn strategies and tools they can use to stay in or move from one zone to another.