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Kikori June Social Emotional Learning Calendar

The Kikori SEL Calendar is here to help you move through June with exactly what your students need: joy, connection and reflection.

 

The month of June gives you the opportunity to celebrate the magic of the end of the school year - a time to recognize your students' achievements, reflect on their growth, and look forward to new beginnings.


"It is never too late to be what you might have been."
George Eliot

Our June SEL Calendar provides you with daily experiential social emotional learning (eSEL) activities accessed via the Kikori platform that you can lead with your students.  


Here’s what that our eSEL Calendar provide you with EVERY DAY:

  • Start your day with a Morning Message or Advisory Announcement

  • Practice those ever-important social skills with Greeting Activity

  • Encourage connection with a Sharing or Acknowledging Activity

  • Facilitate an interactive National Day Activity (i.e. Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day, National Ice Cream Day, World Kindness Day, etc.)

  • Flex essential muscles with our Day-of-the-Week Activities for Mindful Monday, Together Tuesday, Wellness Wednesday, Thoughtful Thursday and Fun Friday

  • BONUS: Looking to help your students build critical social emotional skills? Each of Kikori's activities are aligned to  CASEL's Social Emotional Learning standards, 21st Century Skills and Sustainable Development Skills!


Ready to get started?


Download June Social Emotional Learning Calendar Week 1 For FREE Below

June Elementary SEL Calendar




2024 June eSEL Calendar (Elementary) - Week 1
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Middle & High School Advisory Social Emotional Learning Calendar




2024 June Advisory eSEL Calendar (Middle & High) - Week 1
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PLUS, check out the great resources that bring the Kikori eSEL Calendar to life!

Daily Morning Meeting Leson Plans | Facilitator Slides | Printable Resources | Guided Student Reflections
Kikori SEL Calendar Offerings for Educators & Schools
 

How to make the most of Closing Circles:


Closing Circles times are a cornerstone of Kikori's eSEL program, designed to enhance students' well-being and foster a sense of community. Serving as bookends to the school day, they complement our Morning Meetings by creating a structured and supportive daily routine.


Benefits of Closing Circles:

  • Enhanced Emotional Well-being: Provides a safe space for students to express feelings.

  • Improved Communication Skills: Encourages active listening and respectful dialogue.

  • Stronger Community Bonds: Builds trust and understanding among students.

  • Increased Self-awareness: Promotes reflection and personal growth.


How to Set Up a Successful Closing Circle:

  1. Establish Clear Guidelines: Set rules for respectful communication and listening.

  2. Create a Safe Environment: Ensure every student feels comfortable to share.

  3. Encourage Participation: Invite all students to contribute, while respecting their comfort levels.

  4. Practice Active Listening: Model and encourage attentive listening and thoughtful responses.


Weekly Themes

To structure circle times and keep them engaging, we follow these four themes each month:

  • Week 1: Appreciation

    • Activity: You are Enough!

    • Focus: Students acknowledge each other's strengths and contributions.

    • Outcome: Fosters a positive and supportive classroom atmosphere.

  • Week 2: Reflection

    • Activity: Stop-Start-Continue

    • Focus: Students reflect on their experiences and what they’ve learned.

    • Outcome: Promotes self-awareness and personal growth.


  • Week 3: Celebration

    • Activity: Wins Celebration Co-Drawing

    • Focus: Recognize and celebrate achievements and milestones.

    • Outcome: Boosts confidence and motivation.


  • Week 4: Gratitude

    • Activity: Gratitude Power-up

    • Focus: Encourage students to express thankfulness.

    • Outcome: Cultivates a sense of contentment and empathy.


By integrating these themes into our circle times, we ensure a holistic approach to SEL that nurtures the emotional and social development of each student. These end-of-day reflections, paired with our Morning Meetings, provide a consistent and supportive framework, helping students start and end their days on a positive and reflective note.


Would you like June's full SEL calendar?


Are you an individual educator? Sign up for Kikori Premium!

For the price of one Teacher's Pay Teacher's printable, gain access to an entire month of curated, research-backed activities! Premium memberships include access to daily Morning Meeting slides (now for K-2 AND grades 3-5!), downloadable activity printables and access to a library of playlists designed to support student outcomes aligned with SEL Standards and 21st Century Skills!


Are you and other educators in your school using Kikori? Sign up for the Kikori School-wide Solution!

Kikori's School-wide Solution provides all educators in your school with access to Kikori's platform including extra school-wide bonuses like Morning Meeting customizable slides, school-wide sharing and communication, staff training on trauma-informed eSEL best practices on community-building and so much more!


Would you like to learn more about the research-backed practices built into Kikori's eSEL Calendar?


How does Kikori ensure these activities build social emotional skills like self-awareness and relationship skills?


Each activity provides you with instructions that follow Kolb's Experiential Learning Cycle. This means the activities help youth actively engage and then provides reflection questions related to the activity.


These questions help youth reflect and build self- and social-awareness (what happened during the activity?), make meaningful connections to their own lives (how did what happened during the activity connect to other experiences?), and engage in personal growth (what are they going to take from this activity into their lives?)


Daily National Day 10-min Prop-free Activities

At Kikori, we think it's important to educate our students on important days of the year and learn what they stand for. To make team building in the classroom or at youth development programs MEANINGFUL and RELEVANT, we've included a special National Holiday for every day and a corresponding team building activity. The National Days are specially curated for a mix of important moments in history; STEM learning related to math and science; days related to well-being; and some days Just for FUNN!


Kikori's Day-of-the-week Activities

Each day, the SEL Calendar provides you with an activity focused on the following daily Kikori themes:


Mindful Monday activities include meditations, visualizations and mindfulness

Together Tuesday activities involve team building and initiatives that build trust

Wellness Wednesday activities focus on ways to build physical and emotional health

Thoughtful Thursday activities use problem solving and reflection to help grow inward

Fun Friday activities are energizing activities that reinforce the importance of joy


How to Use Your Monthly eSEL Calendar:


How easy is it? Just click the activity!

All of the Planners are CLICKABLE to take you straight into the national days and Kikori activities in the Kikori platform! The Elementary and Advisory calendars share a monthly theme, and activities within the two clickable calendars are specially catered to that age range. If you want to specify for your student grade further, click on the correct grade level variation within the activity! We also encourage you to explore “Variations” offered within individual Kikori activities.


How to Kikori:


What is your favorite activity to play in June with your students? Let us know in the comments below - and we can help you add it into the Kikori platform!

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The activities sound wonderful! I'm particularly interested in the Closing Circles and how they can enhance students' well-being. How do you recommend starting these with students who are new to SEL activities?

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