Morning meeting is an engaging way to start each day and an easy way to build a strong classroom community. Teachers and students sit in a circle for an organized start-of-day activity. A morning meeting consists of 5 components: message, greeting, reading, sharing, and an … [Read more...] about Why is Morning Meeting Magical?
Do you teach morning meeting in your classroom? A morning meeting consists of 5 components: message, greeting, reading, sharing, and activity. It's a time set aside to have conversations with the class that you otherwise wouldn't have time for. It also allows for a time in the … [Read more...] about Student Led Morning Meeting
Interactive read-aloud and lesson plans This book about manners is a must have for the beginning of the year. It is a great way to start a conversation with students about treating 'otters' the same way you’d like them to treat you. It introduces students to the golden rule in a … [Read more...] about Do Unto Otters Interactive Read-Aloud
Help build classroom community and get your students to greet each other! Good Morning! As adults, we are accustomed to greeting others. We look each other in the eye, smile, and then say something like "Good morning!" or "Hello, how are you today?" If you watch your … [Read more...] about Get Your Students to Greet Each Other
If you are looking for one new idea to try this school year, THIS IS IT! We are finally ready to reveal our secret formula just for K-2 teachers…. Introducing the 5 Step Lesson Planning Guide for Close Reading & Writing about Text. This lesson planning guide goes far … [Read more...] about 5 Step Lesson Planning Guide for Close Reading and Writing About Text