The Three W’s
A three-step method for personalizing your interactions with each child.
Print and post this page as a reminder as you consider how to best reach each child, and let these steps guide you in everyday moments:
- Watch: Observe, observe, observe! What interests, delights, and amazes a child? What activities and books do they gravitate toward? What do they ask questions about?
- Wait: Notice how a little one explores and reacts to things in their environment (this can take time and patience!). Which activities are hard to pull them away from?
- Wonder: Consider how this information might help you enrich your interactions with the child, and ask yourself how you might use this information to create new learning opportunities (or adjust existing ones)!
Just for Teachers: The Magic of Circle Time
Learning is all about relationships!
When children feel welcome and included, school can feel like a learning party that they’re invited to each and every day!
C is for...
Classroom communities care, collaborate, show compassion… and celebrate!
Sing-Along: Learning Party
Every day can be a celebration of learning. Keep the music going!
My Classroom Circle
Children can create their own unique circle canvas to share their favorite things with their classroom community... and see what they may have in common.
Back to School
A video that explores ways parents can build bridges of communication between the home and the classroom.
Cookie Monster at Circle Time
A storybook about circle time, classroom community, caring friends, and... COOKIES!