Sunday, 15 January 2012

Morning meeting calendar

I found a great site, Mama Jenn, that had a great calendar for morning meetings. I decided to recreate one for my classroom and change a few things for my needs. (click on the Mama Jenn link for original calendar).


I decided to keep the day, month and year (like Mama Jenn)- however I decided for the date to have proper dates instead of numbers. In Australia, our date goes day/month/year, so I also decided to put them in that order on my board. 





I got these cute season and weather cards from Mrs Pancake


I decided to add on a question of the week to get my students thinking, wondering and using their imaginations. I have about 45 questions and each Monday I will ask one and the students can discuss their answer with a partner. Each day during the week for a few minutes we can discuss this question, add further questions to the topic and even extend it to a writing session. 
I typed these questions up and printed them. To get all questions click on the following link


Like Mama Jenn, I decided to keep how many days have we been at school because I think that is a great idea to help students practice their place value on a daily basis.

Thats about it, again- not my original idea, but adapted it to my needs. 

17 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your resources! I also had a look at the behaviour management system on Pinterest. I think this looks like a fantastic system with the pegs. How are you going to implement it? Will the pegs be reset daily?

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    1. No worries! Yeh the behaviour management chart looks great with the pegs- planning on making mine like that but I might change some of the labels because I don't like teachers choice and parent contact down the bottom- not sure yet what to call them! Yep will reset the pegs daily, but will record on a sheet what each child ends on each day and if they are at the bottom 3 times in a week- or some large number i will contact parents then to chat about their behaviour. And that way while it resets each day, the kids can see you recording it and therefore they are still accountable for their behaviour!!

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  2. Hello from Canada! What wonderful ideas, I like how it is an easy way to create a classroom routine and I like the "I wonder" component. Your classroom is going to be so wonderful

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    1. Hello! How exciting to have a comment from Canada, thank you!
      Thank you for your lovely comments, I am really happy about the 'I wonder' part, hoping to really make the kids think about different things and use their imagination.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your "I wonder" questions. I saw them on pinterest, and didn't know how I would use them so I didn't pin it. GASP! I am so glad I found them today, because of course I realized how I can incorporate them into my morning routine.

    Fun for First

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  4. Loooved it!!! I specially loved the I wonder section. I will do this calendar over the summer. Thanks so much for sharing this idea all the way to Mexico. Take care. Lucy

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  5. What are the rings called please? Would love to get some and try this.
    RM

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  6. Thanks for sharing I really like your I wonder writing prompts. I will be making these and adding to my writing station. Thank you much!

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  7. Hi. I found your site on Pinterest. Love your ideas! I really want to use the "I Wonder" idea but when I clicked on the link, it took me to a blank page and no questions! Please advise, I'd love to get ideas from this to use.

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  8. I too love the idea of your wonder questions! I had the same problem as Nicole had...when I clicked on the link, it took me to a blank page and no questions! Please advise, I'd love to get ideas from this to use in my classroom!

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  9. I just stumbled upon your blog through pinterest, and I must say I adore it! You seem to have to many awesome ideas that I may like to adapt next year (I just finished my course a few weeks ago!)... it's nice to find an Australian blog, let alone a Melbourne-based one. Anyway, I absolutely adore your 'I wonder' questions and birthday treats; I'm definitely storing them in the back of my mind somewhere!

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  10. Hello- I'm not too sure why the 'I wonder' questions were not working!!! You need to have google documents to open them so maybe that is it! Let me know if anybody still can't open it and ill try and figure something else out :-)

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  11. I love your Days in School display!! Where did you find the rings to put the numbers on??

    Shanyn
    Coffee, Kids and Compulsive Lists

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    1. Thanks Shanyn,
      I got them from officeworks!!!! :-)

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    2. Funny, I decided I couldn't wait for your reply and Googled and found them at Office Works too! I raced down and got myself some :) Thanks!

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  12. Hi, thank you for sharing your ideas, I love the multi-colored background and chalk writing you used throughout, they go together so well. Where were you able to find that beautiful background with all the pastel colours?

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  13. I love your ideas. Thanks so much for sharing. I have 3/4 year olds in Shanghai, and I think this will work great for them!!!

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