Morning Circle Practice
After engaging in several social/emotional learning routines, all of our students participate in a classroom circle each morning. Circles are a means for our students to:
- continuously build community in their classroom,
- problem solve conflicts that may arise,
- or participate in a 4R lesson.
The 4R curriculum (Reading, Writing, Respect, and Resolution) was created by the Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility to teach our children foundational life skills to develop empathy and build relationships. Our morning circles also provide students with a place to practice those skills.
Parent Workshop: Social Emotional Learning at PS 39
Presented by Morningside Center
Monday, November 5 (6:30- 7:30 pm)Parents that are interested in learning about our students' social emotional learning time during morning circles each day are invited to attend this informational evening with Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility. The presentation will include information about Morningside's 4R (Reading, Writing, Respect and Resolution) curriculum and restorative circle practices.
Open School Week: Online Sign up for Classroom Visits
Spotlight: Morning Circle Practice
November 13- 16 (8:30 - 8:50 am)Our Open School Week visits will spotlight Social Emotional Learning at PS 39. Our school has fully embraced this new focus on social/emotional learning and are eager to share our work with our families. Families are invited to join us (and join in!) our morning circles during Open School Week!
In order to manage space in the classroom we are providing eight (8) slots each day for a parent to attend. Please visit our Open School Week page to sign up for a class visit.