Circle time is an important daily activity in the preschool classroom. There are so many things that happen during circle time. Children listen to a story, learn who is present and absent, discuss the daily schedule, talk about special happenings in their lives, find out about new materials in the classroom, and perhaps, sing a song or do a movement activity.
In our daily circle times, we are constantly learning together! This special time helps establish a sense of community among members of our class, and enables us to officially start the day!
For this activity, we used a story board to tell the story of I Like Me. Before we started, each child was given a piece of the story made of felt.
As the story was read, students would bring their part of the story up to the board. This enabled each child to identify different sections, relate to plot details, and become a part of the story!