Closing Circles: Book from Responsive Classroom
This book contains "50 activities for ending the day in a positive way." With this simple strategy, teachers claim to feel "calmer and more energized" as they say goodbye properly to each student and vice versa.
"A closing circle is a strategy for bringing a peaceful end to the school day...on a positive note."
Examples of closing circle activities include:
-Singing a song together
-Thinking about an accomplishment
-Setting a personal goal
-Playing a game
-Sending a friendly goodbye around the circle
This book is FULL of great ideas to keep closing circles fresh, like saying goodbye in different languages, playing 1-2-3-POP, playing did you know, just like me, make a wish, and song ideas.
Closing Circles (K-6)
50 Activities for Ending the Day in a Positive Way
Core Competencies: Self Awareness, Self Regulation, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills