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...
The children loved reaching in the mystery box to discover things that are living or nonliving!
Enjoying the wonderful book “The Listening Walk” by Paul Showers and playing a super silly listening game!
Exploring upper and lower case letters with my preschoolers…
Using a story telling bag is a terrific way to promote language and literacy skills in preschool!