I would like to extend a warm welcome to my new fifth graders! Our class has 18 wonderful students. There are eight girls and 10 boys in our class.
Each morning we begin our school day with a Morning Meeting. It’s a great way to build community, set a positive tone, increase excitement about learning, and improve academic and social skills. First, we gather in a circle and greet each other. Next, a few students share some interesting news or objects. When children share, they have a chance to feel that their ideas are valued and that the other children care. After sharing, there is an activity or game for the whole class. The activity time helps the class feel united as a group, reinforces academic skills, and helps the children learn how to cooperate.