Have you been thinking about introducing restorative practice in your classroom?
This packet offers background knowledge, helpful tips, and 20 read aloud lessons to get started with restorative circles.
I began to focus on implementing restorative practice in my own teaching a couple years ago. I was interested, but not sure where to begin! I found using a favorite read aloud with my first grade students provided the perfect vehicle for setting up a talking circle. Now I’m so excited to share my tips and success with you!
Here’s what is included in Restorative Circles for K-2:
- Types of Circles
- Components of Restorative Circles
- Helpful Tips
- Whole Body Listening
- Restorative Circles Values
- Classroom Mini-Posters
20 Read Aloud Lesson Pages:
- I’m New Here
- The Kissing Hand
- Jabari Jumps
- A Bike Like Sergio’s
- Enemy Pie
- Do Onto Otters
- How Do Dinosaurs Say I’m Mad?
- The Juice Box Bully
- My Mouth is a Volcano
- You Get What You Get
- The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes
- Red: A Crayon’s Story
- Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
- Matthew and Tilly
- The Invisible Boy
- The Sandwich Swap
- We’re All Wonders
- How to Lose All Your Friends
- The Recess Queen
- Each Kindness
Each one-page read aloud lesson includes a circle introduction, list of circle components, and 6-10 themed questions intended to prompt student-led discussion.
Featured Themes: acceptance, self-control, conflict resolution, diversity, growth mindset, empathy, self-worth, anxiety, classroom community, and SO many more.
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