No matter what your role in your school or community, you are critical to the social and emotional development of children. We appreciate all that you do and we wish you a relaxing, rejuvenating summer.
Also, even though schools are closed for the summer, our office never closes, so please contact us at any time.
Thank you for supporting Open Circle!
Main Street School Celebrates Students at Open Circle Lunches
By Meredith Shaw Open Circle Trainer & Coach
How do we guide children to carry over Open Circle skills outside of the classroom to areas where they are most in need -- the cafeteria, playground, and hallways? New Hampshire's Main Street School, a Pre-K to Grade 2 elementary school nestled in downtown Exeter, has found a way to help increase students' use of Open Circle skills.
Summer Book-Bag: Stories That Spotlight Social and Emotional Themes
By Peg Sawyer Open Circle Trainer & Coach
Shifting alliances - overwhelming emotions - challenging life-circumstances - comforting friendships - self-discovery - acts of courage: These are some of the themes in this list -- books that are worth spending time with this summer.
Fourth Grader Highlights Open Circle in Winning Essay
Swasey Central School fourth-grader Ada Brown won the Weekly Reader National Writing Contest, "The Greatest Teacher Ever!" in the Elementary Level category. Ada wrote an essay about her teacher, Robert Schroeder, noting how much she had learned from him through Open Circle.