10 Rules to have a successful Morning meeting in the Kindergarten
by guy Shlesinger on Mar 03, 2020
A morning meeting is a short time when you will meet the children in your entire classroom.
During this short time, you must set the tone for the day by focusing on building the group and reviewing the schedule of the day.
The preparation of morning meetings, which are fun and engaging in drawing on relationships, character, and work with mathematics and literature, are the most useful strategies for building a beautiful school community. Morning meetings help us to create connections with our students and communicate with each other!
The hope is that your students will feel valued and respected as you go through your morning routine.
10 Rules to have a successful morning meeting at Kindergarten:
- Arrange a comfortable meeting place for kids
Kids feel more comfortable where they find things if their interests. Do not conduct a meeting at the teacher's staff room or Principal's office where the students will discover everything infancy. Try to conduct meetings in the activity area or even their classroom so that students will listen to you carefully.
The greeting is the moment in the morning that students are invited every day. Start with a greeting and use it until the kids get comfortable with it. A new one can then be demonstrated. It would help if you combined them once you have mastered a few.
- Welcome song
Kids will love to sit there with you if you start the day with a welcome song.
- Days of Week
If you want to start the morning meeting in the right way, start with days of the week loudly, and kids would love to speak after you!
- Weather Update
Inform the students about the weather of the day. This will develop more interest.
- Conduct Group Activity
You must conduct a group activity after the greeting. You can think of so many things – play a short phonemic awareness game or something that might develop more interest in the students.
- Morning Message
The purpose of the morning message is to provide students with an outline of what will happen that day. Their main aim is to provide a clear understanding of special events, special activities, etc.
After delivering the morning message, you can continue with your classroom attendance to make sure how many students are there in the morning meeting.
- Listen and Share
Sharing takes place when students get an opportunity to be heard. This time your students will share information, activities, views, and much more in your classroom. Your students will get to know each other and practice listening carefully.
- Do not stop a child for eating
If a student wants to eat something from the lunch box, do not stop the child. He/she may be hungry and have not taken breakfast. Let him/her eat so that the child will be ready to be more focused on the morning meeting.