Doing Academics in Morning Meeting Series
Morning Meeting is a Responsive Classroom teaching tool that gives elementary educators an engaging way to start each day, build a strong sense of community, and set children up for success, both socially and academically. Each morning, students and teachers gather together in a circle for twenty to thirty minutes and interact with one another during four purposeful components: Greeting, Sharing, Group Activity, and Morning Message. These meetings serve multiple purposes, including setting a tone for respectful and engaged learning in a climate of trust, merging academic, social and emotional learning, and meeting students’ needs for belonging, significance and fun.
Quick and easy to teach and do, these activities offer K–6 teachers engaging ways to give students rich practice in a variety of academic topics. Find academic-themed ideas for all four components of Morning Meeting, including activities created to fit the needs, interests, and content area focus for a wide variety of students.