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Hi all, My director wants one of my circle times to be a fully social/ emotional focused circle. this circle time should be about 20 minutes so far what ive done in one of my circles is read a social/ emotional book. I need more ideas on how to lead a social/emotional focused circle- and it needs to be a circle where the children learn about social/ emotional. Any ideas/ suggestions would be helpful.


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I go back and forth between these two books for ideas:

The Kindness Curriculum by Judith Anne Rice

Social Skills Matter from Carson-Dellosa publishing

I usually pick one skill to focus on each week. Social stories are also a great way to introduce social/emotional concepts.
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Thank you for the response

Is there a specific order of what you teach first? or do you follow the order of the book?
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It really depends on my observations of my class. I often use something I've seen at center time or on the playground to introduce my skill for the week. I keep notes of what I see so I can pull from there when I'm lesson planning. The Kindness Curriculum goes in order, and some years I follow it, but it really just depends on my class. I pull some techniques from each book and I also find great activities on Pinterest.
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Oh okay so you see every week what your kids need to work on?

And then if you do one social skill a week how do you do it all week?
How do you expand on it to be able to keep doing one skill a week?


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Old 03-31-2021, 11:19 AM
 
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I usually follow this schedule:

Introduce with social story on Monday

Talk through ways to handle the situation on Tuesday

Practice on Wednesday

Have them apply what they learned to some scenarios I've come up with on Thursday

Review on Friday

There are some weeks I'll introduce 2 skills, it just depends on how well my preschoolers are applying what they learned. I think they learn so much better when I draw from what I see in the classroom. No one gets called out, I change the names of the students to names we don't even have in the classroom. They haven't really caught on that I'm talking about them.
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