February 05, 2008
At the end of the day, my students sit in a U-shape on the carpet in the front of the room. We take a few moments to talk about “something good that happened today” and then “something I/we need to work on for tomorrow.” Children who want to share flash their fingers in the air and share away. Some of the comments are about themselves and some are about what happened in the classroom during the day. Many of the insightful comments mention an activity, literature shared, or a good deed done by a classmate. Some of the comments about things we need to work on are directed to the group or an individual. All of the sharing is valid and really builds a sense of community and value. It’s one of the favorite parts of our day.