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Morning Meeting Routines (Part 1)


Morning meeting a crucial part of the school day. This is where you create a warm, welcoming classroom environment. Morning meeting is the perfect time to bond as a classroom family. During morning meeting, students practice important social skills such as listening and waiting your turn. The morning message is the perfect time to practice students reading and writing skills.


Here are my daily routines for morning meeting:

1. I start with the morning message you can either write it with the students on chart paper or a white board. (Which I recommend so that way you can model good writing for your students. Or you can type on a powerpoint and project it on a Smartboard

2. Make sure your morning meeting message has some consistence




7. On Mondays, we share our Over the Weekend Journals. It is great to include a visual sentence starter for those students who need the language help and that way it encourages all students to speak in complete sentences. We go around in a circle and each student takes a turn and shares what they did that weekend by reading their journal.



On Fridays, We reflect on what we learned for the week. As the students go around in a circle and say something they learned. They can either say their own idea or repeat something that another student said. (This is a great strategy for level 1 or level 2 English language learners, they may feel more comfortable sharing if they can repeat.) As they share, I write their ideas on chart paper for them to write



The rest of the week, the students will answer questions so that we can get to help build a classroom community:

-They can be emotional questions such as "what makes you sad?".

-They can be get to know you questions such as "What is your favorite flavor ice cream?"

-They can be growth mindset questions such as "What are you really good at?"

-They can be deeper questions and talk about acceptance and diversity.

In my classroom, I use photographs to talk about diversity and acceptance during our morning meeting. They say "a photo is worth a 1,000 words". I use pictures from around the world to inspire discussions with my kindergarteners while exposing them to the world around them.

To find out more about about how I implement Culturally Responsive Morning Meeting, you can go to Culturally Responsive Morning Meeting Blog

(Part 2) by Clicking Here.


Or you can purchase my Culturally Responsive Morning Meeting at my TPT store by clicking on the picture below:


Visual Credits:


Educlips Morning Message Packet, you can Purchase it here: http://edu-clips.com/product/morning-message-clip-art-bundle-color-and-bw/


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