Written by Eva and Brianna
Photos by Cameron
When we were writing our post for #Blog121212, we realized that we had not written a blog post about one of our favorite classroom activities, Morning Meeting! This is a description of how we do Morning Meeting in our classroom every day.
The person that leads it is the person that our teacher chooses that day. In our class the only person who can talk is the one holding the eyeball!
First we do goals. The leader tells you to close your eyes and think about what your goal is for the day. Then you open your eyes when you have a idea of what your goal is and the leader will pick you. For example, one person today said he wanted to get faster on his math facts test. Sometimes Mrs. Hamman talks about a goal for our whole class.
Second we do feeling statements. The leader picks a pattern to go around the circle. Then, if you’re called on you pick a synonym for happy or sad, and you put a happy or sad synonym in a complete sentence about how you’re feeling that day. For example: “I am feeling jubilant because I got a new puppy!” We keep track of our favorite feeling words on a magnet board.
Then we do greetings, like a special handshake. Example:
Last we pick the word of the day. We pick a word that we want to learn. We’ll repeat the word throughout the day, for every transition we make. For example, today’s word of the day is elevation, which is a word we found the day before in a nonfiction book about habitats.
What we like best about Morning Meeting is the cool greetings we come up with! We think it’s a good idea to do Morning Meetings because kids can share how they are feeling and they can greet other kids. Plus, they learn a new word every day. We think you should try this in your class!