Primary Week 1, Day 3

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:

What are the activities we’ve done in class so far that you most enjoy?

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.

You had some great comments today! I noticed you had a lot of things in common. 

When they’re finished sharing, summarize your observations about the similarities of their replies.

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.

What did you most enjoy about today?  What do you look forward to for tomorrow?

High Five Finale

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

Who wants to share what they’re looking forward to tomorrow?!

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