Morning Meeting, originally from The Responsive Classroom, is a positive way to start the day. At the very beginning of the day, students and teachers come together in a meeting area, sitting in a circle, all on the same level to share and begin their day on a positive note. There are four essential components to a Morning Meeting: Greeting, Sharing, Group Activity and News and Announcements. Below is a poster I created to help students and teachers remember to include all four essential components.
Morning Meeting is a very popular practice right now because, not only do student learn and practice literacy and language skills, but students learn and practice important social skills. Some students report that it is the best part of the day because everyone greets each other in a friendly way and everyone is positive and kind.
In addition to the Morning Meeting book listed above, many teachers have created additional games, activities and greetings to use during Morning Meeting. There are several Morning Meeting resources listed to in the Lessons and Activities section to the right of this blog. Another great book with lots of social interactive, cooperative and fun activities for Morning Meeting are included in the book called Silly Sports and Goofy Games.