Primary Week 1, Day 4

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:

We’re continuing to work towards students having a sense of how to be in a group, ask for help and take turns. Over time all of this contributes to listening skills. For now we probably have very little sense of how easily students will participate, given the restrictions on interactions.

Don’t be discouraged if students can’t really respond as much as you might like. Instead of having expectations of how well they can do the activity, think of this as a time of learning about their abilities for you.  However it goes is OK!

Who are all the people kids can go to if they need help? How do they get help from these people?

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.

Today you had some great ideas!

 

Encourage your students and make observations about similarities.

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.

If something is bothering you that I can help address, use one of these methods you think will work for you!  Let me know what you need.

High Five Finale

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

Don’t forget to let me know if I can help you with something! You can do it tonight, or even tomorrow morning. Or anytime you need help!

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