Good Morning Song and Morning Routine
I begin each lesson with the same routine. The children like the structure and comfort of the same routine in class.
My morning routine is 4 parts as follows:
Step 1: Greet everyone and say Hi! Get everyone settled and seated.
Step 2: The ‘Good Morning Song’:
Good Morning to you.
And how do you do?
Step 3: If the children are seated in a circle I roll a ball to each student and encourage them to say “Hello. Good morning!” It also encourages motor kills to roll the ball. I usually include goofy noises to get the kids to giggle and stay entertained. If you have a full class of student in seats, encourage the kids to give you a high 5 or use a puppet to say hello! Use this time to walk around the class and give each kid a little one-0n-one eye-contact, smile, giggle, snuggles and tickles.
Step 4: Weather and Days of the Week. You can choose your favoirt song to sing about the weather or the days of the week. I will include a few charts and ideas in a later post.
Step 5: Begin your lesson.
- I find that I always read my book/story first in my lesson. The 2-3 year olds don’t have the attention span to sit still when I read at the end of the lesson.
- If the children get antsy in a lesson. Switch to music. It helps them get the wiggles out. 🙂