R Time Process Information and Video Links
1. Rule and Instruction
Once the rule and instruction have been stated it gives the children a clear context within which R time is to be conducted. R time, being first and foremost a relationship program, highlights the rule, “Show respect and good manners at all times”.
2. Random Pairing
The children work each time with a different partner enabling them, over time, to work with all of the children in the class. Partner Picking cards and other methods are used for picking a partner. It must be random and not picked by the teacher.
Once the children are in pairs they greet one another, using given names, with a positive statement e.g. "Hello my name is Simon. I'm glad you're my partner today Lia ".
For each grade level there are 30 short, easily achievable, age appropriate activities. The children take part in these activities with their partner.
The children feed back their experiences to the whole group and the teacher helps them reflect on their learning.
At the end of the session the children thank their partner and say something positive to finish.