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The Magic of Circle Times and Community Meetings

The Magic of Circle Times and Community Meetings

Circle Time (class meetings) and community Meeting (school wide gatherings provide unique opportunities to present lessons and to do activities which build community , reinforce school values, broaden the common parameters of learning, and deepen the children’s spiritual experiences at school. These times of gathering can play a central role in introducing curriculum themes., acknowledging […]

The Generosity of Children

The Generosity of Children

he kindergartners stood in a circle on the grass in the park one brisk afternoon, leaving the slides and monkey bars empty. Curious, their teachers approached and heard them softly singing one of their gentle, circle time songs from class. Drawing closer, they realized the children encircled a dead bird. One child said later, “We wanted to sing […]