Every morning, in every Living Wisdom School classroom from preschool to middle school, the school day begins the same way.
Circle Time is a special part of the day for the class to come together in unity, set the intention for the day, share and support one another, and send collective well-wishes to friends, family, and all of humanity. A short meditation is part of each classroom’s Circle Time.
For our Preschool and Kindergarten classes, a highlight of Circle Time is being a “Shining Star.” Each day a new student is a Shining Star, taking turns in this role to lead the blessing, “light” the candle, and be a line leader. The cherished Shinning Star is a role that children love, helping to develop their leadership and public speaking skills.
In our Intermediate class, Circle Time includes a short check-in. Each student shares on a scale of 1 to 5 where their energy level is for the day. Each student is honored for their experience and reality that day.
“I’m a 5 because I spent some of my morning gazing up at the trees out my window.”
“I’m a 3 because I’m very, very tired. My dog Ginger woke me up early when she was sneezing on me.”
The Middle School students begin Circle Time with a meditation and blessing read aloud from a class book of blessings. After this mindfulness time to begin the morning, students go over the daily schedule of activities.
Circle Time is a Living Wisdom tradition that we keep alive every day to begin each school day with intention and community.