Primary Week 1, Day 2

Introduction

For Teachers

Choose what method of delivery will work, given your circumstance. Options can be reviewed here.

Prompt

Blue boxes denote content to read directly to students. Read the following:

Prompt for In-School:

Remember how we’re going to have some time to talk and share together in the mornings? Yesterday we talked about something we were going to like about being (back) at school. Today let’s talk about all the things in the world that help us feel safe.

Prompt for Distance Learning:

Remember how we’re going to have some time to talk and share together in the mornings?  Today let’s talk about what would help you feel safe talking with the class the way we’re doing school now.

Ring your bell or cymbal to denote the beginning of this 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.

For these first few days of school, it may pay off to give kids more time to reply. (This could also lead to more discussion times throughout the day as time or need arises.) 

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 sharing time.

 

Connecting

This will be a whole class discussion, whether you're in-person or virtual.

What was similar about your responses?

Ring your bell or cymbal to denote the beginning of this 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.

For these first few days of school, it may pay off to give kids more time to reply. (This could also lead to more discussion times throughout the day as time or need arises.) 

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 sharing time.

 

Daily Challenge

This allows you to close the discussion on a positive note.

This year we’ll have a lot of different ways to get to know each other. I’m looking forward to that very much!

High Five Finale

This is for an end-of-day check-in. It's especially effective for younger students.

Did you have another good day? Who is excited about making new friends?

Allow for a popcorn type response if all together. If remote learning, consider a text or quick email to each of your students individually.