Circle Time

From Montessori Album

Also called Group Time, Line Time, Class Meeting, etc.

I think a lot of teacher place too much importance on circle time. I've even seen a teacher who would repeatedly have the children sit down at circle before she was prepared so the children were sitting and waiting while she searched for materials.

Activities

Language

Group Story Time
Sound Blending Game
I Spy
Objects of the Environment
Group Rhyming Games

Math

Memory Game

Music

Statue Game
Have all the children walk quietly on the line while you play recorded music.
When the music is paused, all of the children should freeze exactly in place.
You could choose a child who did a good job freezing each time to start the music, and then pause it again.

Songs