Closing Circles: 50 Activities for Ending the Day in a Positive Way

Closing Circles: 50 Activities for Ending the Day in a Positive Way

by Dana Januszka, Kristen Vincent

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Overview

Closing Circles: 50 Activities for Ending the Day in a Positive Way by Dana Januszka, Kristen Vincent

Bringing the school day to a peaceful end enhances learning and reaffirms classroom community. Gather with your class for a 5- or 10-minute activity before dismissal and you'll all leave school feeling encouraged and competent.

This book contains 50 easy-to-do activities for the end of the day: songs and chants, individual reflection questions, energetic cheers, silent cheers, quick partner and group chats, team or class challenges, quiet think time, and more. Use the activities as written or make them your own by adapting them to fit your students' mood or developmental needs.

Handy size and spiral binding for easy classroom reference. K-6

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781892989529
Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.
Publication date: 08/03/2012
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 191,908
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

What Is a Closing Circle? 1

Choose Activities Purposefully 6

Seven Ways to Find 5-10 Minutes 13

Activity Finder 23

Activities for Grades K-6 29

Activities for Grades K-2 79

Activities for Grades 3-6 101

Acknowledgments 131

About the Authors 133

Related Resources 135

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