Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Plan - Circle Time

Here is how I plan to run Circle Time:

Pledge of Allegiance
National Anthem

Sit Down Song:
Tapping at the window, tapping at the door.
Everybody sits down when we count to 4.
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 !

Songs:
[To the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb"]
We welcome you to school today,

School today, School today,

We welcome you to school today,

To learn and grow and play.

We're glad to have you here today,

Here today, here today.

We're glad to have you here today.

Yes, it's a special day!


[To the tune of "Skip To My Lou"]
Hello everybody, how do you do? (Wave at children)

Hello everybody, how do you do?

Hello everybody, how do you do?

How do you do this morning?


I'm fine (point to self), I hope you are, too (point to kids)

I'm fine, I hope you are, too

I'm fine, I hope you are, too

I hope you're fine, this morning!


Turn to your partner, shake their hand

Turn to your partner, shake their hand

Turn to your partner, shake their hand

Shake their hand this morning!


[To the tune of "Good Night Ladies"]
Hello, (child's name); Hello, (child's name);

Hello, (child's name), it's nice to see you today.

[go around the circle and sing for each person]

Calendar:
Review month (Sing “Months of the Year” song)
Review calendar day
Review year
Review day of the week (Sing “Days of the Week” song)
Review season (Sing “Seasons” song)
Discuss the day's weather

Circle Time theme

Close Circle Time in prayer

2 comments:

Susana said...

We'll be starting our 3-6 co-op in our garage next week. I appreciate all that you are sharing. It's nice to know you're not alone ;)
We'll have 6 kids in the class. Your plan looks great! Kudos for taking care of it in time and not at 3am!

I notices some cool looking language shelves. What have you got going on in all those little drawers? I'm also wondering how you seperate your sandpaper letters? A,C,M together? etc...

Thank you!
God Bless!
-Susana
http://www.montessoricandy.com

Montessori Moments said...

Hi, I've missed your posts, but understand that you are busy. I like the songs that you have in this post, but I do not know them. Do you know of any websites that play them?
Thanks so much
mymontessorihome@mts.net