1. Topic-
Exploring Positive Traits/Self-analysis
2. Content-
Students will think of positive traits and abilities they possess. They will create a "I Am Me" Poster that highlights these qualities.

3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Identify a "positive trait" in self.
2. Create dialogue about personal abilities.
3. Build self-esteem.
4. Objectives-
1. Discuss positive/negative
2. Compare individual strengths to see how we are similar/different from others
3. Use self-analysis to determine strengths/likes/abilities
5. Materials and Aids-
Sign language Vocabulary:
good, bad, help, friend, like, sports, writing, reading, practice, try, happy and sad.

Poster boards, paint, pens
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Create a list of things the class (collectively) is "good" at. Create an opposing list of things we are "not-so-good" at.
2. Learn new sign language for "good/bad"
3. Discuss unique hand print idea--No two people are exactly alike

B. Development-

1. Discuss individual strengths and weaknesses
2. Show completed poster of strengths/likes/abilities to highlight individual uniqueness

C. Practice-

1. (Small Groups) Complete strengths/likes/abilities fill-in blanks and sentence starters.
2. Paint hand print in center poster for "I Am Me" (I'm unique)!

D. Independent Practice-

1. Complete/finish poster
2. Share with classmate completed poster highlighting strengths
3. Find someone in the group with a similar strength/like/ability

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Small Group
2. Multi-modality instruction (sign language, visuals, tactile)
3. Pre-teaching, cue for attention, token board behavioral reinforcements

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Ask students to explain positive/negative
2. Students name things they are good at/not so good at
3. What does it mean to have "self-esteem"?

G. Closure-

1. Share posters
2. Laminate and post
7. Evaluation-
Students successfully demonstrated knowledge of:
8. Teacher Reflection-
The class really loved the lesson on "SELF-ESTEEM". The students enjoyed sharing out their individual strengths and preferences. The concept of "negative" was best described as something that doesn't come easy or you are not-so-good at it. The kids related to this concept and loved the sign language for "bad, practice and try". The students loved painting their hand and making a one-of-a-kind poster all about their positives! Next time, I would break down this single lesson into three smaller, more manageable parts. I would begin with sign language/discussion portion into lesson 1, analyzing self/choosing positive traits into Lesson 2, than culminate weekly lesson with creating the handprint poster for Lesson 3. This was a great self-esteem builder for my kindergarten social skills group.

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