Today we are continuing our blog series on morning meeting talking about morning meeting greetings. See more ideas about responsive classroom, morning meeting greetings and beginning of school. Longo, amanda responsive classroom morning meeting. Uses the 4 components of the responsive classroom morning meeting model, great for building community. May 22, 20 second of all, in case youre not 100% familiar with the term morning meeting, its part of the responsive classroom method of building classroom community.
I have also collected them from professional development workshops and professional resources such as the morning meeting book and the responsive classroom website. Aug, 2018 a morning meeting was something i always wanted to do in my first grade classroom. Implementing responsive classroom within the first six. The teacher, or a designated class leader, performs a series of motions, goes on a walk to. Oct 11, 20 keeping morning meeting greetings fresh and fun october 11, 20 categories. Morning meeting activities, greetings, and share ideas. How to apologize and say sorry poster responsive classroom character education. Responsive classroom, advisory, morning meeting, socialemotional, icebreakers. Morning meeting has four components done in the following order. Over the years, my morning meeting has looked differently depending on the time of year, my students. The mission of responsive classroom is to help classrooms become a caring community. Aug 21, 2018 pdf of a ton of great morning meeting greetings on this blog. How to make morning meeting the best part of your day. Morning meeting greetings the kindergarten smorgasboard.
There are ten core classroom practices at the heart of responsive classroom, one of which is morning meeting. I havent seen some of these the responsive classroom rc approach, an sel intervention used by more than 90,000 teachers. Cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy and selfcontrol. Responsive classrooms logical consequences are a way of responding to misbehavior that is respectful of children and helps them take responsibility for. Jul 03, 2018 today we are continuing our blog series on morning meeting talking about morning meeting greetings. Before the start of morning meeting, all students write down their names on a sheet of paper and crumples it to look like a snowball. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources. My version is not a responsive classroom traditional model but it works for me. Jeffers pond practices the principles of responsive classroom to teach students the social skills of c. This video is about responsive classroom morning meeting. Morning meeting greetings the grid on the following pages lists all the greetings that are in this appendix and indicates any special considerations, such as best time of year or most appropriate. Uses the 4 components of the responsive classroom morning meeting. Person a says, in the chosen language, good day, my name is. Its an approach to learning that teachers support because it promotes prosocial behaviors rather than waiting to address conflicts, like bullying, after.
It serves as a good transition from home to school. The responsive classroom rc approach is founded on the idea that socialemotional growth and academic improvement are equally important and that learning occurs through social interaction. Jan 25, 20 pdf of a ton of great morning meeting greetings on this blog. Sep 04, 2014 the responsive classroom rc approach is founded on the idea that socialemotional growth and academic improvement are equally important and that learning occurs through social interaction. In this post, im going to talk about the four parts of our morning meeting. Aug 12, 2015 according to responsive classroom pdf, the goal of these four components, and the meeting as a whole, is to set the tone for respectful learning, establish a climate of trust, motivate students to feel significant, create empathy and encourage collaboration, and support social, emotional, and academic learning. According to the responsive classroom philosophy, the socialemotional curriculum is just as or even more important than the academic curriculum. Greeting around this is an excerpt from 99 activities and greetings. Morning meeting is a time when the whole class gathers together, greets one another, shares news, and gets ready for the day. This is an excerpt from 99 activities and greetings. Children greet each other by name in brief, structured greeting activities. Sample morning meetings in a responsive classroom 2009, northeast. Responsive classroom prior lake savage area schools. Morning meeting is a great, positive way to begin each day and build your classroom community.
Greeting children by name makes them feel known, seen, and valued. To make the greeting livelier, students can add a movement to go with their names, which the class then mimics when they repeat the name. We follow the responsive classroom model for morning meetings which includes four components. The kids love the greetings and games, but best of all they are starting to lead the morning meetings themselves. Greetings, morning messages, group activity ideas, freebies, sharing ideas and more. Some greetings are mellow and work well for a class just getting to know each other. I have since changed and adapted the morning meeting routine so that it works for my classroom. Keep a ring of morning meeting greetings, group activities, and brain breaks.
We use the responsive classroom approach in my classroom. Oct 03, 2012 a morning meeting can actually happen at any time during the day. Each morning, students and teachers gather together in a circle for twenty to thirty minutes and interact with one another during four purposeful components. Starting the year off right with responsive classroom. Nov 27, 2012 there are ten core classroom practices at the heart of responsive classroom, one of which is morning meeting. Come and play, everythings aok in the responsive classroom.
I have gathered many of these greetings from my fellow teachers through the years. Uses the 4 components of the responsive classroom morning meeting model, greetings, share, activities, and morning message. Changing a routine that youve had in place for a long time can be difficult, its kind of like dieting if you really think about it. Morning meeting is one of my favorite things in the classroom. Stepbystep, practical guidelines for planning and holding responsive classroom morning meetings in k8 classrooms descriptions of morning meeting in action in real classrooms 100 ideas for greetings, sharing, activities, and messages. Morning meeting greetings and activities for any elementary classroom.
Another favorite book is 99 activities and greetings. Ideas for morning meeting topics for upper elementary. Responsive classroom publishes doing language arts in. The sharing is a powerful way to connect to your students and. It is important to use greetings that include naming of students. Preschool morning meeting ideas sometimes, just making one simple tweak to your daily schedule or routine can make the difference between having a good day, or a bad day. Activity ideas getting started message ideas morning meeting after doing many morning meetings, teachers often wonder how to keep the sense of comfortable routine while also varying the meetings enough to keep students and adults interested and engaged. See more ideas about first grade, morning meeting greetings and responsive classroom.
The book includes 20 friendly greetings, 20 empowering sharings, 20 engaged activities, and 20 inspiring messages. Second of all, in case youre not 100% familiar with the term morning meeting, its part of the responsive classroom method of building classroom community. I have a student choose a greeting at the beginning of each morning meeting. I use a sticky note on the poster to keep track of which greeting we are on each day. Piece of paper and pencil for each student, container for the snowballs how to play. Responsive classroom morning meetings offer teachers a structured and purposeful way to start each day on a positive note while serving as an ideal opportunity to deepen students academic engagement. I love that we cover tons of standards in fun, hands on, engaging ways. It all began when i read the morning meeting book a few years ago. During morning meeting, the classroom communityadults and childrengathers in a circle at the beginning of each day to greet each other, share information from their daily lives, engage in an activity. Morning meetings in the classroom upper elementary snapshots. Included are a morning meeting done in a third grade classroom in september, a morning meeting done in a different third grade classroom in november, a morning meeting done in a first. I thought i needed this book for new ideas, however many of the 88 are in the other books.
Responsive classroom morning meeting greetings by teaching. Try to go for naming power in as many greetings as possible. See more ideas about morning meeting greetings, responsive classroom and morning messages. A must have for those interested in the responsive classroom approach.
I have the morning meeting book, the first six weeks of school and other morning meeting activity books. The morning meeting began as part of the responsive classroom movement, years ago. I have some great ideas and resources for morning meeting greetings, activities and morning message which i will be sure to share soon. I really saw a change in our classroom environment when i started implementing them daily in my classroom. Responsive classrooms logical consequences are a way of responding to misbehavior that is respectful of children and helps them take responsibility for their actions. The goal of the responsive classroom approach is to bring socialemotional learning and academic learning together to encourage and empower children. Keeping morning meeting greetings fresh and fun october 11, 20 categories. Over 20 ideas for morning meeting for kindergarten and first grade the first week of school. This resource includes instructions for each greeting on a 3x5 sized card that you can print, laminate, and put on a ring for students to reference.
It also includes a poster to hang up for reference. Teaching for social and emotional growth through morning meeting lessons is my favorite way to impact my 4th grade or 5th grade classroom community. Responsive classroom morning meeting is an engaging way to start each day, build a strong sense of community, and set children up for success socially and academically. I learned about morning meeting through several responsive classroom courses that i took i highly recommend signing.
The teacher as a facilitator enabled the morning meeting as a good channel to prepare students for the huge tasks ahead. Morning meeting activities, greetings, and share ideas do you have morning meetings in your classroom. All students are held accountable for their choices and actions. Responsiveclassroom morningmeeting weeklyskills note. The goal should be to keep the entire meeting around 20 minutes. Theres tons of information online, the morning meeting book series is very readable and practical, and honestly explaining the whole thing would be beyond the scope of this post. Teachers use of responsive classroom morning meeting was related to improved emotional support for students and improved classroom organization. The kids love the greetings and games, but best of all they. Special treat friday making the lives of teachers easier. Morning meeting greetings a pdf link to a good compilation of greetings and name games. While i love their work, as with everything in the classroom, you kind of have to tweak things and make them your own. The point is that you start each day or class with a focus on building community and relationships.
Use these 30 greetings to spice up your morning meeting. Feb 28, 2017 this video is about responsive classroom morning meeting. Morning meeting in my first grade classroom susan jones. After the class completes the chant, they can pass around the room a simple greeting that uses each students name. After a round or two, see if anyone can remember everyones name. Pdf of a ton of great morning meeting greetings on this blog.
Responsive classroom morning meeting greetings for the middle and end of the year. A morning meeting can actually happen at any time during the day. Morning meetings are a way to further your positive classroom community, creating a classroom climate that feels safe, secure, and fun for students. Morning meeting greetings styled free download as pdf file. In this dvd, viewers will see morning meetings in action in four classroomsurban, suburban, and ruralat different grade levels and different times of year.
Creating a strong classroom community is so important to the function of our classroom and the wellbeing of our students. This is an awesome book to help build a sense of community in your classroom. Other games bean bag toss greeting have a bean bag to pass around and have students say hello to the person who tosses them the bean bag then say their name. The following chant is a good way to begin the greeting portion of morning meeting but should not stand alone as the only greeting. Morning meeting games and greetings morning meeting weekbyweek.1009 1316 1671 1097 224 770 721 1245 1554 143 1160 1470 234 817 513 523 1606 551 363 1444 928 1083 1277 876 1166 1519 209 1195 1329 1667 8 1529 993 1084 1279 1002 717 623 312 148 1442 109 1002 1453