My structured morning meeting is easily my favorite part of my day. During my structured morning meeting, my class focuses on skills such as calendar, weather, academic, and social skills. I make this time of day hands-on and engaging for my students and I have seen growth like no other this school year!
My Google Slides are from Engaging Early Learners and Simply Special Ed and then customized by me.
- Pro Tip: I love The Autism Helper Visual Calendar Worksheets because they help keep students’ hands busy and decrease off-task behaviors during morning meeting time. This takes a little extra prep and hard work at the beginning of the year, but I always say, “You have to work hard at first, so you don’t have to work hard all year.” It’s worth it.
Greetings and Expectations
Months of the Year
Days of the Week
What I love about these activities is that I am able to include my non-verbal students in these activities as well as incorporate students who use AAC devices. All of my students are able to participate by matching!
Split it Up
Some of my visual icons are from Simply Special Ed.
Letter of the Week
Number of the Week
Sight Word and Core Word of the Week
After our “of the week” series, my students finish their morning centers. My students have learned SO MUCH this year from our morning meeting and I am so happy that we do these activities every day.
If you have any questions about my morning meeting activities or if you need help with ideas for your classroom, please comment and I will get back to you. Thanks for reading!
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I love this!
Happy to hear! Thanks for reading 🙂
Thank you sharing. I read where you break your morning meeting into chunks. How long is a typical session before a break? How long are the children sitting?
What a great question! We work our way up to 10-15 minutes per session depending on the day. At the beginning of the school year, it is more like 5 minutes per session before we need to transition.
You said after recess you do your “of the week series” then you finish morning centers. What are your morning centers? Do you have blocks? Like ELA then Math? Thank you!
Hey there! My morning centers are ELA, Math, Task Boxes, Boom Cards, Play/Leisure, and Books. My ELA and math centers are teacher-led and the other four are independent centers. I do not have blocks. My centers are 15 minutes each. Hope that helps!
This is awesome! Love it! Do you have a link that we can access your morning meeting Google slides?
Hi Amber! Thank you for reading. My morning Google slides are from Engaging Early Learners and then modified and customized by me to fit my classroom needs. Here is the link to the slides from Engaging Early Learners: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Classroom-Morning-Meeting-Editable-Slides-All-Grades-and-Subjects-5676435