Open Circle

Open Circle is a comprehensive, grade-differentiated social and emotional learning program for grades Kindergarten through five, for children, their teachers, administrators, other school staff, parents and other caregivers. Please click on the link above to go to the Open Circle website for more information.

Open Circle Recommended Literature List
Although students will be on an extended break from school, over the summer there will be plenty of opportunities for children to reach into their Open Circle toolbox to apply their communication, self-control and problem-solving skills. One way to keep children's social and emotional awareness in focus over summer is through children's literature. The link above contains some suggestions from Open Circle.

Memorial Hall Library Children's Room owns many of the books on this list and the Children's Librarians will be happy to assist you!

Below are some essential concepts for the Open Circle program. Click on the link to see a mini-poster developed by South Elementary School staff.