Morning Meeting is my favorite time of day. It is a routine activity that will set up your structure for the school day. Let’s go over 3 things to include in morning meeting.
The first thing you should include in Morning Meeting are calendar activities. Grab editable morning meeting slides in the Simply Special Ed Shop! In my morning meeting we work on days of the week, yesterday/today/tomorrow, months, dates, year, weather, and more. Since the slide are editable, I add in appropriate YouTube videos to pair with each concept.
Feelings and Emotions
It is so important to teach about feelings and emotions during Morning Meeting! You’ll be able to guage how each student is feeling, which will help you proactively engage with them throughout the day. I also use videos during this portion of Morning Meeting to teach about different emotions and appropriate coping strategies.
The third thing you should include in Morning Meeting are daily activities. I include things such as how the students came to school, how they are going home, what special area or related services we have that day, and more. The editable Google Slides use real pictures for lots of these daily activities! The real pictures help student understand these concepts even better!
I have the bulletin board version of the calendar up on our whiteboard, and we complete it as we complete Morning Meeting. This serves as a great reference to the students throughout the day! What else do you include in your Morning Meeting? Not sold on including Morning Meeting in your day yet? Read Alyssa’s post on 3 reasons why you need a morning meeting!
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