Over the past year the grade 5s have had a focus on well being, doing a number of things to help our students to be ready to learn. A whole school approach has also been taken throughout the year by using the Berry Street Educational Model, three main aspects have been used with morning circles, brain breaks and ready to learn scales. We have enjoyed helping our students be responsible for their own learning and have found especially brain breaks to be a great way for them to refocus.
Brain breaks: Short breaks given throughout the day to break up sessions and allow time to refocus.
Ready to Learn Scales: A scale that displays what it might feel like or look like when we are not ready to learn and a list of what we can do to refocus.
Morning circles: A positive way for students to start the day, giving them an opportunity to say good morning to each other and be involved in a handshake or hi five.