Could this strategy help you stop chaos at the end of the day? | Mentoring in the Middle

Could this strategy help you stop chaos at the end of the day?

Students putting their hands together with "Stop chaos at the end of the day" underneath

 I recently came across some notes for something I'd wanted to try from early 2020.  I had watched a brief video somewhere, probably on social media that had made quite an impression on me, and I wanted to try it with my students.
I did everything I could to make dismissal as calm and organized as possible, but late running buses, last-minute backpack checks for kids who needed me to help them make sure work went home, initialing planners, all of that stuff tended to get in the way.  So, I often resorted to playing Silent Speedball or letting students sit and chat with friends.  Even though I knew this wasn't the best, by the end of the day, I wasn't at my strongest any longer.  I'm sure you can relate!

A monkey with his hand over his eyes
I don't remember what this end-of-the-day routine was called, but it could easily have been The Three As.  The teacher described how he'd have the kids stand in a circle and reflect on their day.  They could mention an Appreciation, an Apology, or an Aha moment. I don't remember if it was spontaneous or if they went around in a circle, but it was cool to see how they came together and what this simple activity did for building their classroom community.
I never had the chance to try it, because, well, Covid happened.  And I retired at the end of that year.  So, I'm curious.  Do you do anything like this at the end of your day?  
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