The tendency is to think that the main focus of circletime (or large group time) should be for giving instruction or for teaching. However, the real focus of circletime is to build a strong sense of community.
Circletime is used to do routine activities like the “helper of the day,” games, music, movement, and story telling but along the way, it is important to mindful of how circletime is helping everyone get to know each other and work together to have a great experience.
Here are some examples of what circletime looks like...
At the beginning of every school year, I am often asked, “How much time should I plan to spend in circle time?” My quick answer
For the life of me, I cannot sit crisscross-applesauce with my hands in my lap. My legs were not designed to bend in sharp angles
The weather here has been all over the place from well below freezing to beautiful blankets of snow. I am not a fan of the
When a preschooler speaks out during circletime, is that an interruption or an interaction? Stick with me on this post for the next few minutes and
We read the Dr. Seuss book “In a People House” and then spent time exploring things you can find in a people house all around our preschool classroom.