# Morning Meeting/Calendar time

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do you do it? what do you include? what grades/ages are you teaching?

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We do it. My boys love that time. We do the days date, what day of the week it is and then the weather. My boys are 6 and 7 (1st and 2nd)

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I do this daily, first thing in the morning. My dd is in k4. She tells me what day it is, the month, date and year. I may through in some questions while we are doing the calendar (like if today is Monday, then yesterday was____ or I will ask where is the 4th Friday of the month), things like that. Then I will ask how many days in a week and she recites the days in order. Then I do the same for the months. Then she tells me what season we are in. I ask how many seasons there are and she recites them in order. We do the weather. Then go over her full name address, phone number and her birthday (even though she knows them). I have color words and number words that we go over. Everything is hanging up on the wall. It really doesn't take long and she enjoys it. Sometimes we will do something fun like listening to music and dancing. We do show and tell at times.

Susan

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We did for K-2nd. We used Saxon, and it's all there--date/days of the week/months of the year/skip counting, etc. We did a pattern every day, too, and did mental math.

As a preschool teacher, our morning meeting consisted of counting who was there and looking at a chart to see who wasn't. {I had a chart with photos of the kids (individual) on cards which they would flip to their name side when they came in. Later, we started the cards on the name side. If someone wasn't there, we could tell by the unflipped cards. Of course, you wouldn't use this in a family situation.} We recited days of the week, months of the year, graphed the weather, and read a story.

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We do Morning Meeting.

It is at the breakfast table with our entire family (minus Daddy) children ages 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10.

We talk about the week and look at the calendar- which we can see from our table- discuss what's on the "schedule" for the week.

Once a week or so, I read a passage from Everyday Graces (manners).

We sing (this year we are doing hymn study with the book Then Sings My Soul).

We read Scripture. We dwell in passages until they have them memorized(this would be my older ones- not the 2 and 4 year old)- like Psalm 91, Psalm 121, etc. We dwell for at least a month.)

We do discipleship time (currently using 24 Family Ways and Boyer character flashcards)

I take prayer requests from each child and then pray.

When my oldest was little- I used to use an appropriate children's bible and devotional during this time. Then there was a season two years ago- when my little guy was a baby- when we forgo this time altogether- but now we are back into it nicely.

It would lend itself nicely to picture and poetry study too- but we are not doing that currently.

Rebecca

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I do this daily, first thing in the morning. My dd is in k4. She tells me what day it is, the month, date and year. I may through in some questions while we are doing the calendar (like if today is Monday, then yesterday was____ or I will ask where is the 4th Friday of the month), things like that. Then I will ask how many days in a week and she recites the days in order. Then I do the same for the months. Then she tells me what season we are in. I ask how many seasons there are and she recites them in order. We do the weather. Then go over her full name address, phone number and her birthday (even though she knows them). I have color words and number words that we go over. Everything is hanging up on the wall. It really doesn't take long and she enjoys it. Sometimes we will do something fun like listening to music and dancing. We do show and tell at times.

Susan

:iagree:

I'll also ask them to name a month that starts with "J" or ask how many days of the week have T's in them. Things like that. It takes about 5-10 minutes and is a great way to get into 'school mode'. We do the pledge and pray also.

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