Morning Meetings are AWESOME!
We have really tried to adhere to some sort of morning meeting schedule, despite our mornings being crowded. This mornings meeting was shortened, but so much fun! We started with the greeting WHAT’S THE WORD? where kids think of a word about a subject/topic I give them and we share our answers in our community circle. Since it was our first time doing this greeting, I had information about it on the board when they came back from specials. It was fun brainstorming ideas and then putting them right into action during our meeting. We then did a sharing activity called Who Remembers My Favorite Book? In this activity, I give them a chance to think about a favorite book and a sentence that tells us why they enjoyed it. We then share our answers and sentences and I ask a few questions like: “Who remembers who liked a book about animals?” or “Who remembers who liked a book that’s a graphic novel?” They then try and remember who had a book that fits the description. FUN! Kids had a great time and we learned about some great new books out there! I was also able to share new books that came in on Friday (Tom Gates) getting kids even more excited about our afternoon reading time. Yay! Morning meetings ROCK!