Lesson Plan

Digital Morning Meeting

A review of several early childhood skills
Sean A.
Technology coordinator
District 75 Central
New York, United States
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math, Science

Students will be able to...

  • take turns listening and talking
  • communicate orally (or with picture symbols) with students and teachers
  • become familiar with classmates’ names
  • identify written words associated with familiar pictures and symbols used to support routines, schedules and communication
  • use descriptive words to tell about feelings, details, or weather
  • recognize and write all uppercase an lowercase letters
  • recognize image and value of numbers from 1-20
  • recognize and identify basic geometric shapes and colors
  • recognize the date, days of the week, and months of the year
English Language Arts
Grades Pre-K – K
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1 Greeting

The following can be presented using an interactive whiteboard, Nearpod, Keynote, basic physical manipulatives, or any of the other tools I've listed below.

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.

2 Sharing

The following can be presented using an interactive whiteboardNearpod, Keynmote, basic physical manipulatives, or any of the other tools I've listed below.

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.