My reflection answers
1. KiderPals is a program where you teach kindergarteners life skills. Another thing that KinderPals uses is PeekaPak.com. PeekaPak.com is a program that we use that have made up stories and characters to portray some real life emotions. Another thing that PeekaPak.com does is there is a book with a specific emotion that they talk about. we've done: Self-Regulation,Respect,Teamwork,Empathy,Honesty, and Courage.
2.I think that the program helps the kindergartners by teaching them valuable emotions and how to handle them. My partner, after I taught them courage, was speaking up to me and her teacher when she was supposed to. Another thing was she told me that she was raining her hand more often, and playing with new kids.
3. I think it is showing us how to teach others in a more effective way then just words. Also it taught us how to interpret what the program has given us to teach, in our own personal way. Another thing it teaches us is how to adapt to other people's understanding, and how to help them understand the information that they are given, and how to use it
4. Some challenges I experienced were: focus and understanding from my partner. I think my partner got "bored" when I started reading the book and she would just zone off. She also had some issues with understanding the big words and when I explained them she still did not understand.
5. I think some input I have is there should be a brief summary of what happened in the lesson. I think that because it will help us cover more than just the letter, games and book. I also think that the kid will have a better understanding of what they should have gotten out of the lesson.
6.I think my buddy enjoyed the peeka pac program. I think that because they really remembered what happened in the lesson before, and the characters. My evidence is that she really put these lessons into account in her daily life, and she used them with me, her teachers and family. I will really miss kinder pals.