There is a wonderful beginning to our school day!
It is our Morning Meeting, and it lasts about twenty minutes each day.
After gathering in a circle, we begin by greeting each other by name in a friendly and cheerful way.
Next, the students have a chance to share any new and exciting events with the class. This allows them to work on their speaking and listening skills.
After sharing, there is an activity for the whole class. We might sing a song, read a poem, play a math game, or other activity. This allows the students to work together and problem solve as a whole group while learning together.
The last part of our meeting is called News and Announcements. During this time, students think about the day ahead. They read the chart together or individually which allows them to practice reading/speaking skills. We also “work” the chart, which means that we use the chart for learning. We may practice a reading, language, or math skill.
The Morning Meeting is a great way to build community, increase excitement about learning, and improve academic and social skills. Please contact me if you have any questions about Morning Meeting.