does anyone have any short, fun activities to do during a morning meeting. they can be academic or just as an energizer for the day. i do the meeting with 4 parts: greeting, sharing, activity, news and announcements. we've done songs and some get to know you activities but i'm starting to run low on ideas.
Post a picture of "Person of the day" someone from history, current events, politics, etc.. and give some clues about that person. Students name the person and write a couple sentences about the person, or what their significance is. President of the United States... Sometimes place of the day.
I teach kindergarten and one of the activities I do every monday morning is a question of the week. We have a bulletin board with all the kids pictures and we post a question (my favorite color is.... why is the sky blue?, etc... and we post the children's answers next to their picture. The parents LOVE reading their kids answers, it's quite amusing at times!
I have a question about your idea. When you ask them the question, do you do it one on one or as a group and each has a turn? Whenever I ask my kids a question, they repeat what the one ahead of them said...or just sit there.
I thought of that same thing, grammy.lol! I was thinking I could ask them one on one when they come in in the morning, and just record what they say. I always have arrival activities, and could ask them at my table during this time as well. That way, no copying, and they have to think for themselves. Of course, my kids are older, so may be able to pull answers easier.
LOL! Well, the parents would get a good laugh at that one, should you post it. I have never done that before, so I'll be interested in seeing the answers I get. Grammy, would you post that answer? Or, what do you do?