Reflective Analysis: The Importance Of Circle Time In Group Groups

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This week was very challenging for my group members and me. It was our second week back in the classroom and the children seemed much more comfortable with us than the first week. They were so comfortable that my group members and I had to trouble shoot several times during our lessons. The children were so energetic and excited that they were constantly getting distracted or distracted others. The first problem rose during circle time. Circle time is where we all sit on a rug and engage through songs and poems. As we were all sitting on the rug preparing for circle time, a 3 year old boy named Keyer was bickering and fussing with another child named Brain for a spot on the rug to sit next to me. Keyer interrupted the circle time instructions by yelling, “Move …show more content…
My group members were also very supportive of my decision. However, next time I will try to acknowledge the child’s feeling before moving on to the next activity because I did notice that Keyer was so upset that he mentally disengaged from circle time activities. Although the lectures we prepare are very important, I do believe that teaching the children self-control is just as important. I think it’s important that we sacrifice a little bit of lecture time so that the children can embrace their emotional sides. This is beneficial to them because life is not easy and they need to learn to control their emotions so that they can proceed with bigger tasks that life will prepare for them later. I think my Jumpstart members and I need to make time to talk about situations like these during our lectures so that the children even learn life-lessons. Maybe next time we can raise the question of ‘what should we do?’ to the entire class and not just the parties involved in the incident. Overall, I think this week was a very eye opening because I got the opportunity to demonstrate my authority to the children and I learned to read their emotions

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