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

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Center for Responsive Schools, Inc., Aug 3, 2012 - Education - 144 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Activity Finder
23
Activities for Grades K2
79
Activities for Grades 36
101
Acknowledgments
131
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About the author (2012)

Dana Januszka and Kristen Vincent are experienced classroom teachers and Responsive Classroom consulting teachers. They help elementary educators across the country learn about and use the Responsive Classroom approach.

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