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For the last 6 years every summer teachers ask me for more Closing Circle ideas...... well their wish is finally granted! My friend and now co-author Kristen and I wrote this book as a answer to all the requests, and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out! So many useful ideas and strategies for classroom teachers K-6!

Closing Circles

Closing Circles: 50 Activities for Ending the Day in a Positive Way by Dana Januszka,

Responsive Classroom  Closing Circle  The end of the day is always so hectic.  I like the idea of having a closing circle at the end of each day to reflect on the positives of the day.

Closing Circle

Responsive Classroom Closing Circle The end of the day is always so hectic. I like the idea of having a closing circle at the end of each day to reflect on the positives of the day. Maybe have students stay at their desks instead of circle.

End of the day closing circle questions. Build community and classroom culture! Responsive classroom.

End of the Day Closing Circle Reflection Cards - UPDATED 1/15/17

Reflection time, group or individually, is SO important! End of the day closing circle questions. Build community and classroom culture!

The Morning Meeting Book has step-by-step guidelines for implementing Morning Meeting in K–8 classrooms. (Photo © Jeff Woodward)

Morning Meeting Book

CLASSROOM COMMUNITY Responsive Classroom website: Building community in the classroom. The HWDSB calls this Restorative Justice but this title seems more appropriate! Some resources incl.

The Wish: a ritual for closing circle.

One of my favorite parts of the school day is our closing circle. For me, it has always felt like a calm oasis just before the micro-chaos .

Need an idea to end the day? The End of the Day Jar has 24 questions to ask students to get them talking about their school day. This helps build community in the classroom. You can call on students to answer the questions or have them talk with a buddy.

Community Builder: The End of the Day Jar has 24 questions to ask students to get them talking about their school day. This helps build community in the classroom. You can call on students to answer the questions or have them talk with a buddy.

A Teeny Tiny Teacher: Dr. Jean and Some More Claps

Dr. Jean and Some More Claps

Teach From The Heart: What Stuck With You Today? - Exit Tickets. Use sticky notes to keep exit tickets organized

Change to a Team Building/Training Assessment Tool - Teach From The Heart: What Stuck With You Today? Use sticky notes to keep exit tickets organized

End of the Day Jar- Questions Cards for Community Building

End of the Day Jar- Questions Cards for Community Building. Could also use this at the dinner table, have kids draw few questions out of the jar and talk as a family about it over dinner.

At the end of the day I gather my students in a circle on the carpet for our closing circle.  A closing circle is a great way for students and teachers to reflect on the day, build community, and practice listening & speaking skills. Closing circles help build a positive classroom environment where students feel free to share whats on their hearts and minds.This product contains 28 closing circle questions to promote reflection, sharing, and discussion.

End of the Day Closing Circle Reflection Cards - UPDATED 1/15/17

Beginning of the Day Opening Circle Reflection Cards! Build community and start the day off on a positive note!

End of the day closing circle questions.  Build community and classroom culture.  Responsive classroom.

End of the Day Closing Circle Reflection Cards - UPDATED 1/15/17

People Management Cultural Responsiveness End of the day closing circle questions. Build community and classroom culture.

End of the Day Closing Circle Reflection Cards - UPDATED 1/15/17!!

End of the Day Closing Circle Reflection Cards - UPDATED 1/15/17

End of the Day Closing Circle Reflection Cards - UPDATED 1/15/17!!

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