Restorative Practice Circles for K-2

Restorative Practice Circles for K-2 classrooms based on favorite character education read aloud books. This all-in-one kit features 20 lessons and visuals.


Restorative Practice Circles for K-2


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:

Restorative Circles:

  • Types of Circles
  • Components of Restorative Circles
  • Helpful Tips

Visual Supports:

  • 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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