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Day One: Routines and Rituals


KMaisonville
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I will be trying to create routines and rituals in the first two weeks of school in order to give us all a space for rest and peace of mind.  Hopefully, these routines and rituals can also be used to help the children and I connect with each other and can be comforting islands of familiarity as we (possibly) switch back and forth from in-class and online learning.  If I can be clever enough, some of the routines and rituals will be able to be recycled for use both in class and online.

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@mrdalicandro
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Thanks for your post. I have always valued the establishment of routines at in the first month of school because  structure, routines, choice, and clear expectations are the core of my classroom management. Trying to rethink how to do this for the fall has been challenging because we still are unsure of the model we will be using in September...

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BethSakemiller
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Routines and rituals are at the heart of any classroom community. Both are strong ingredients for executive brain functioning. As Pedro stated both give rest and peace of mind. 

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katie.johnson
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Routines for primary grades are so vital for their success. I liked how Pedro spoke about the differences in cultures and what constitutes a routine versus a ritual. Trying to wrap my head around how to create virtual routines is going to be hard but I think it will help give some foundation and normalcy for students to ease some anxiety because they know that I will be consistent.

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