The Morning Meeting


Elementary Morning Meeting

The four components of Morning Meeting are the Greeting, Sharing, an Activity and News and Announcements.


During the Greeting children are learning:

  • To know and use everyone's name
  • To communicate clearly in front of a group
  • To make eye contact
  • To develop auditory perception and left to right progression
  • To wait their turn
  • To be courteous, considerate, and caring
  • To pay attention and focus on the speaker


During Sharing children are learning:

  • To retell experiences in sequence
  • To use critical thinking skills
  • To organize ideas and identify the main idea
  • To express opinions and draw conclusions
  • To respect the opinions, experiences, and cultures of others
  • To make comparisons and infer causes
  • To select appropriate thoughts to share
  • To ask respectful questions and give meaningful comments
  • To gain knowledge through the experiences of others
  • To become more familiar v.1th themselves and others
  • To develop empathy and compassion
  • To enhance laJ1guage arts skills, including listening and public speaking


During the Activity children are learning:

  • To solve problems
  • To think quickly and creatively
  • To identify patterns, sequences. action words and directions
  • To improve their gross motor skills, muscle control, hand--eye coordination and balance
  • To interact easily with classmates .
  • To learn through movement
  • To feel apart of the group and support each other
  • To see the fun in learning and have a good time


During the News and Announcements children are learning:

  • To practice multiple reading skills Including left to right progression, upper and lower case letters,
  • letter sounds, rhyming words, and using context clues
  • To recall familiar words
  • To develop skills in language arts including the use of proper grammar and the use of various punctuation marks
  • To identify verbs, adjectives, compound words. and pronouns
  • To practice math skills including counting. adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
  • To strengthen predicting, sequencing, estimation and probability skills


Middle School Morning Meeting

Middle School Morning Meetings take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  They include the same basic components as those in Elementary, but are modified to fit the specific needs and interests of middle school students.



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