What is something that has happened this week that you appreciate?
It would be great if your reply would be about something that happened at school, but other appreciations are fine to voice as well.
Ring your bell or cymbal to denote the beginning of this 3 minute sharing time.
Allow students to take turns sharing their perspective. Encourage others to listen respectfully and wait their turn to speak.
We’ve designed these first couple of weeks with the program to give teachers insights that will be helpful in lowering student anxiety about being back at school.
If you’d like to keep this activity to five minutes, consider coaching students on how to respond quickly yet thoughtfully.
Ring your bell or cymbal to denote the end of this 3 minute sharing time.
Were there some similarities?
[Or] What are some things that most students your age would appreciate? What do you wish for from others?
Ring your bell or cymbal to denote the beginning and ending of this 2 minute sharing time.
Today let’s be aware of things others do that we appreciate and let them know!