Miss Cullen feels everyone’s preschool day should start with Circle Time because it establishes a wonderful routine! Learning about the four different parts of circle time and how to lead each part offline is an absolute must for any teacher helper-to-be!!.
During Circle Time, children work on a variety of skills such as listening, taking turns, enhancing their attention span and motor skills. Movements are used throughout circle time to keep the children engaged and work on large motor skills.
Circle Time Overview
Understand what is Circle Time, why it’s constant routine is important and the four parts of Circle time. Miss Cullen’s shares how she interactively turns the class over to the teacher helper to confidently lead an activity offline.
Part 1 – Special Helper
Learn what the Special Helper is and the different ways you can prepare for the Special Helper part of Circle Time. Understand the numerous jobs the Special Helper can do during the day and how you can creatively work on different skills during this part of Circle Time.
Part 2 – Calendar Activity
Learn different ways you can make a calendar to use in your classroom. Find out how the teacher helper can lead Calendar Time and the skill that can be developed.
Part 3 – Today’s Weather Time
Learn different ways to make a weather dial with your child before starting your preschool. Miss Cullen gives guidance on how to talk about the weather with your child and use the weather dial during Circle Time. Learn how to sing the Weather Song by using your local weather and day of the week in the song!
Part 4 – Theme Discussion
Miss Cullen informs you how she interactively talks to the children about the theme of the day. The teacher helper can support the theme with more live examples and throughout the day during other activities.