Students will learn a process for managing conflict and repairing and sustaining relationships.
Gather students into a circle, either seated in chairs or on the floor. Remind students about the raised-hand attention signal and the talking piece.
Welcoming: Circle time always begins with everyone being welcomed into the circle. Model welcoming a student and then have each student welcome the student sitting next to them. Be sure to rotate who sits where so students introduce different classmates. Example: “Hello Bella, welcome to our circle!” (Optional: create a new greeting every week. For example, using a small ball or bean bag, have students toss the object to each other once they greet a student, then the student with the object greets the next student, etc.)
Once every student has been welcomed, retrieve the talking piece.
SEL Focus: Tell students that today during our circle time we are going to learn a peace practice for keeping our friendships and relationships strong and healthy.