This is our Focus board for our Circle time. I had fun picking out some cute decor this summer. This is what's displayed: We have a theme each month that we talk about at circle time, design our dramatic play around, have writing journals based upon, and crafts that are based around too. We have a weekly letter that we talk about at circle and have some activities during the week. We also have our calendar that we keep updated and only talk about it on occasion since our 2 and 3 year old are not much into right now. Our dry erase magnate board is used for writing morning messages, making lists together, practicing our letter writing, and holding up our circle songs. We also have our sign in display( the orange ones). I've bought name plates for each theme each month. We sign in every day and sing about our shirts or ask a question to answer each day. I've laminated our simple circle time rules ( that came from a program called 2nd Step) we go over our rules when we are having a hard time staying on track.
We have tried all kinds of spots for sitting in our places. These name plates that stay attached to the floor have worked out best. I've laminated each name and used painters tape to tape them down. We are getting very good at finding our name and the letters found in them.
I've put together a song binder for holding our favorite songs we sing at circle time. I've found google images of songs and placed them in laminate sleeves. They work great for taking out and hanging on our magnet board.