Circle Time Activities
We have our first circle time after all the children arrive.
What we do:
- Sing our good morning song.
- Announce the class helper for the day.
- Share what activities we will be doing.
Our more “formal” circle time is held around the middle of our morning, before snack. After we clean up from centers time, we begin the transition to the circle. As the children are selecting a book from the book corner, a teacher is setting out the circle time stools. I vary where the children sit so that they are not next to the same child each day. Because there is a bit of social time during circle, this encourages them to feel comfortable sitting by and talking with all their friends.
During our circle time, we have the weather report and sharing.
A book is then read.
Circle time is a perfect time to add literacy into the day. We like to choose a book that relates to that week’s theme.
Closing Circle Time
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