Friday, April 24, 2015

Taking care of business!

Morning business that is!  That is what we call our morning routine.  Hi!  This is Hilary from Second Grade is out of This World and I am here to share our morning business routine with you today.

This is the poster that I made of our routine.  These are the things that the kiddos need to work on before the announcements come on.

After the announcements are over, I play our gathering song:

I have the video saved to my ipad.  As soon as the kiddos hear the song they know to gather in a circle on the carpet for our morning meeting.

We start by passing around our class mascot Dwight and sharing something.  It varies daily.

After sharing time, we go through our "Dailies".  Word of the day, number of the day, and then the last skill varies.  In the picture we worked on analogies.  If you would like to see more options, click the picture.

Then, we read our Poem of the Week:

We end our morning meeting (usually) with a story.  Sometimes it is a just for fun story, sometime it is the book that I plan to use for the day for our reading and/or writing lesson.  All of this usually takes 20-30 minutes.
How does your class take care of business?


  1. Hi Hilary,

    I love the gathering song. I am going to try that idea on Monday.