Morning Meeting

morning meeting for first grade

Morning Meeting is one of my favorite parts of the day.  We have to start our day with it, or our day just isn't quite the same.  Morning meeting is the time in which we start our day on a positive note, share with one another, go over what's happening that day, review rules and expectations, complete calendar, sing, and spiral review.  It's packed full of fun!

morning meeting for first grade

I have morning meeting files for ten months of the year, August through May.  I will take you through the May Morning Meeting just to give you an idea of what we do in my classroom.

morning meeting for first grade

I get lots of questions about how I display my morning meetings, since they are digital files.  I do not have a SMART board, sadly.  I just have a PC and a projector that projects onto a regular screen.  My files are all PowerPoint files, so they are easily editable.  There are slides that you may want to write on.  So, what you can do is freeze the image with your remote and write on it that way if you have a Mobi like I have above.  Or you could project it onto your dry erase board and write that way.  You may have a way better idea though!

morning meeting for first grade

We always start our morning meeting by telling each other "hello" and by sharing positive thoughts or something from the night before.  I choose a student to go over our whole brain classroom rules.  We also go over one of the essentials from Ron Clark's Essential 55.  Afterwards, we sing our monthly song!  I always have a themed song linked, as well, in the bottom corner.

morning meeting for first grade

We do calendar during this time, too.  It's a link to Starfall's calendar, so it's interactive.  You can add student birthdays, special events, and who lost a tooth to that calendar.  The students love getting to be apart of creating our calendar!

morning meeting for first grade

I choose a meteorologist each day to check the weather outside.  I choose by randomly pulling out a student number from this little bucket.  Green side up means I haven't yet chosen those students.  Red side up means they have already been chosen.  They take my karaoke microphone to the door to give their weather report to the class.  They take this job very seriously!  There's also a link to check the temperature and the upcoming forecast.

morning meeting for first grade

morning meeting for first grade

After the weather report, we graph our findings.  Each day, we are getting to analyze data, which is great practice!

morning meeting for first grade

I also include several slides for number of the day.  These are the slides that you would want to write on!

morning meeting for first grade

Secret Number is a class favorite!  This is a great way to incorporate some review.  I choose a number in my head and then give the students clues.  Such as, it's less than 50, great than 40, an even number, and has a 6 in the ones place.  What is my number?  I give them one clue at a time, and we mark out the numbers that can be eliminated after each clue.

morning meeting for first grade

Each month includes different slides that hit a first grade standard for review purposes.  These are the ones that you could totally customize to fit what you are covering.  This slide in particular covers retell and a writing standard, while incorporating some science.  

morning meeting for first grade

I always include a link to the stories on Starfall, which are great for hitting your phonics rule and practicing a reading skill or strategy.

morning meeting for first grade

Finally, we end with a song!  I get asked a lot about time.  I spend 15-20 minutes on morning meeting.  It's quick!  I do not hit all of the slides each day; I pick and choose.  You may have more and less time, but I promise you can make it work!  

I sell these First Grade Morning Meeting files separately by the month, or you can save by purchasing them as a bundle for the entire year.

Do you do morning meeting in your classroom?  I would love to hear all about it!

morning meeting for first grade








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