Disclosure: Kikori is at the moment an advertiser on FreeTech4Teachers.com.Kikori is an app and web site that I first reviewed again in March shortly after its preliminary public launch. Since then it has turn out to be a well-liked useful resource for academics in search of social emotional studying (SEL) classes and actions for college kids of all ages.The free month-to-month SEL exercise calendars, like this one for August, is likely one of the issues that has made Kikori common.
Constructing on the recognition of their month-to-month SEL calendars, Kikori is providing free morning assembly and advisory assembly planners for the beginning of the brand new college 12 months. The Morning Assembly planner is designed to be used in elementary college school rooms. The Advisory Assembly planner was created for center college and highschool use. Each planners are aligned to CASEL Social Emotional Studying Requirements, twenty first Century Abilities and Sustainable Growth Abilities.
The way to use Kikori’s Morning Assembly and Advisory planners.
The Morning Assembly and Advisory Assembly planners use the identical format with slight variations within the advisable actions between the 2. The format is to checklist a Nationwide “X” Day like Nationwide Leisure Day and theme for the day like Conscious Monday or Wellness Wednesday. The planner then lists SEL actions that you are able to do together with your college students. The actions for this month are:
- Greeting exercise
- Sharing or Acknowledging Exercise
- Particular Day Exercise (ie, Nationwide By no means Give Up Day!)
- Morning Message or Announcement
- Themed Exercise!
Discovering the main points for these actions is simple as a result of they’re all listed and linked beneath “August SEL Calendar” within the Kikori app. See the screenshot under for an summary of the Morning Assembly Planner for this week.
Within the Kikori app yow will discover particulars for all the actions listed within the Morning Assembly and Advisory Assembly planners. Whenever you click on on an exercise’s title within the app you can find particulars concerning the goal of the exercise, methods to put together for the exercise, a listing of supplies you would possibly want (if relevant), and strategies for variations on the exercise. My screenshot under reveals a part of the main points web page for the Neighbors Greeting exercise on in the present day’s Morning Assembly planner.
Why I Like Kikori’s Advisory Assembly Planner
There are some issues that I really feel like I’m good at within the classroom. Nonetheless, operating advisory conferences has all the time been a problem for me until I had a plan going into the conferences (I attribute that to my penchant for going off on tangents). Kikori’s new Advisory Assembly planner is ideal for individuals like me who want a plan and focus for conferences that aren’t part of a standard topic space curriculum.
The way to Entry and Use Kikori
Kikori is obtainable to make use of in your internet browser, as a free iOS app, and as a free Android app. Watch my brief video under for any overview of Kikori and the SEL calendar.
Extra Planners for September!
In September all academics who obtain Kikori’s August Planners will obtain a singular September Morning Assembly or Advisory Planner for PK-Okay, grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, center college and highschool. So if college isn’t in session for you proper now, obtain the August planner anyway so that you could get the September planners.
Reductions for Upgrades
Kikori operates on a freemium mannequin. Every little thing that I’ve talked about on this weblog publish is obtainable to you totally free. If you wish to entry all the things that Kikori gives, you possibly can improve to a premium account. Use the code BACK2SCHOOL10 for 10% off till Sept. thirtieth.