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Every Morning I start my circle time with standing, dancing, and singing! This is the CD I use. It is apart of Conscious Discipline by Becky Bailey. My first song I use is Track 2: Get Ready!
TRACK 2 Get Ready:
This song provides actions and I have added my own to keep the kids busy the whole time!
TRACK 6: My School Family
I use this track second. It also has actions provided, waving to friends, shaking hands, hugging, etc. I have again added movement to the parts that do not have actions provided by the song. I use the track to teach sign language. We sign school and family.
TRACK 4: That was Helpful
I use this track as my clean up song instead of yelling over the voices during free play… I simple walk over and turn on the song and help kids pick up. Way easier!
Large Solution Kit Printable Cards
This is another amazing tool provided by CSEFEL program. I have this as a laminated book in a special spot that the kids can grab anytime there is a conflict. This book helps children find a solution with common classroom conflicts by giving them options. It is also a time saver. When tattling is a problem and you are always sorting out interpersonal conflicts…you can teach your children to go to the solution kit first and then if they can sort out a reasonable solution there is a card just for “Get the Teacher’.