Digital Morning Meeting
Welcome the class and have the students recognize who is in school and who is absent. Then have students complete the calendar (i.e today, yesterday, tomorrow). In addition to the above this can be done using Starfall. Students will then identify the weather, temperature, season, track monthly weather data, and give examples of appropriate dress for the weather.
Students will identify how they are feeling and, if possible, what in their life caused that feeling or what can improve that feeling. Apps I like for this exercise include My First Words, Face Cards, and ABA Flash Card Emotions. FOr more advanced students, use Feel Electric.
3 Academic Activity
Now have students work individually on their basic academic memory skills. You may have students may participate in all the activities below briefly or alternate them daily. I personally like to use SeeTouchLearn and My First Words to create flash card reviews and drills for students. Teach Me: Toddler, Teach Me: Kindergarten, Quizzing Toddler Preschool & Injini are great for students struggling with basic skills as well as manual dexterity. If you have the resources available, I like to do these 1:1 on tablets. They can also be done using the resources on Nearpod and whiteboards referenced above.
Shapes & Colors Apps: Intro to Colors, My First Words, Quizzing Toddler Preschool, Montessori Geometry, Shape Lab
Number Sense: Montessori Counting Board, Intro to Math
Phonics & Reading: Dora's SkywWriting ABC's, Starfall ABCs
Writing: Injini, Dora's Skywriting ABC's, LetterSchool, Alpha Writer by Montessorium
4 Morning Message
Gather students back together to read and interact with a short message written by the teacher. Raz Kids has books for every elementary reading level. Some simple books I like to read with students are Dr. Seuss's ABCs and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?.
The message you create via your whiteboard or nearpod is crafted to help students focus on the work they'll do in school that day (i.e. What kind of colors do we see in nature?). They can also respond using the Alpha Writer app.