Tuesday, November 26

CIRCLE TIME ORGANIZATION


SO IT'S YOUR TURN TO DO CIRCLE?

 

Have your materials ready to go and organized long before you start.

 

·         Choose a place that is away from toys and other distractions.

·         Review the get together respects before you start: one person speaks at a time, hands to yourself . . .

·         Use physical space indicators (circles, names, rugs, cushions etc.)

                                                                                                                        

Start with something that will capture the children's attention: songs, rhymes, opening chant.

 
·         Use an animated voice when reading stories. 

·         Try to incorporate props (felt boards story, puppets, soft toy)

·         Use the children's names to gain their attention.

·         Use materials that will engage the children and allow them to actively participate.

 

Close the circle with something familiar that will always indicate the time is over.