One of the ways that we build community is to have our morning meetings every day in each classroom. This is part of our Responsive Classroom approach to learning, and it is the time each morning when students greet each other, share with each other, and discuss the school day.
Just like we want students to feel connected in their classrooms, we also want them to feel connected to our larger community of Baker-Butler. We develop that sense of connection through several events, including our whole school morning meetings.
Recently we had our first whole school morning meeting, and we would like to share pictures of that special morning so everyone can see what it looks like when we're all together. Each grade stood up and greeted the school, we had activities for students to share, and then we watched a video of the book The Dot, which is about students making their marks on the world. After the meeting all students received materials to make their own dots, which are now displayed throughout the school.
We look forward to our whole school gatherings, which we are planning to do about once a month for the rest of the school year.
|Ms. Eckerle begins the Morning Meeting|
|Students and staff dressed in our school colors of blue & white|
|Watching the video of The Dot|