February 2021

FEBRUARY 2021

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday 

Thursday

Friday 

Welcoming Rituals

Welcoming Rituals

Ritual openings establish safety and predictability, support contribution by all voices, set norms for respectful listening, allow students to connect with one another and create a sense of belonging. To be successful these activities must be: carefully chosen, connected to the learning of the day and engagingly facilitated, and thoughtfully debriefed. 

Monday Welcoming

Click on this link to view and make a copy of “Power of Kindness”

Welcoming

Click on this link to view and make a copy of “Write Down, Ball Up, and Throw Away Your Stress”

Welcoming

Click on this link to view and make a copy of   “Quote of the Day.”

Welcoming 4

Click on this link to view and make a copy of “Movie Moods.” This activity is for middle school and up and can be modified for younger grades.

Welcoming 5

Click on this link to view and make a copy of “Animal.”

Engaging Practices

Engaging Practices & “Brain Breaks”

Engaging practices are brain compatible strategies that can foster: relationships, cultural humility and responsiveness, empowerment, and collaboration. They intentionally build SEL skills. These practices can also be opportunities for brain breaks that provide a space for integrating new information into long-term memory. (Otherwise it is soon forgotten.)

Practices 1

Click on this link to view this video for grades K0 and K1.

Practices 4

Click on this link to view and make a copy of: “See, Think, Wonder.”

Practices 2

Click on this link to view this video for grades 4-6.

Practices 5

Click on this  link to view and make a copy of: “Draw for Understanding.”

Practices 3

Click on this link to view this video for high school grades.

Optimistic Closures

Optimistic Closures

End the day by having students reflect on  and then name something that helps them leave on an optimistic note. This provides positive closure, reinforces learning, can connect school to home, and creates a moment of looking forward

Closing 1  

Click on this link to view and make a copy of “Let’s Chat.”

Closing 2  

Click on this link to view and make a copy of “Share a Challenge.” 

Closing 3  

Click on this link to view and make a copy of “Showing Appreciation.”

Closing 4  

Click on this link to view and make a copy of “My Next Step.”

Closing 5


Click on this link to view and make a copy of a “Post it!”