Belonging. Community. Inclusive. Comfortable. These words describe the environment that educators work so hard to achieve in their classrooms and school buildings. Our students need our help and support now more than ever, as we all work through challenging and divisive times.
When a student enters your classroom for the first time or the 100th time, you want them to feel like they belong, and that for the short time they're with you, they are in supportive surroundings where they can fully focus on learning and growing. Enter the morning welcome - a way to set the tone for every day.
In partnership with Cathy Henry, an educator and founder of The Curriculum Corner and Free Word Work, we've created this Morning Welcome Activity lesson plan and download pack for Elementary teachers to help introduce students to their day in the classroom - the moment they step foot through the door. And it not only helps students settle in for their day, but it teaches them valuable social-emotional learning skills in the process.
In this activity, you will create morning welcome visuals and "warm-up" activities designed to help students feel safe and ready to learn.
Through template examples, poster and greeting printables, and worksheet idea starters, you'll be well on your way to preparing for the school year ahead and fostering a sense of belonging in your classroom.
Download this free lesson plan activity titled, Morning Welcome: An Elementary Lesson for Teachers, designed for creating morning welcome messaging containing:
- Morning welcome posters and daily activity schedules
- Printable templates for greeting activities and "warm-ups"
- Printable anchor charts
- And more!
Want more lesson plan content on SEL? Check out our social-emotional learning unit on self-discipline, responsibility, cooperation, and more!
Do you wish you had time-saving tools and content to more easily create a supportive and engaging learning environment? Contact us for a no-obligation demonstration with your dedicated Education Consultant on how the VariQuest tools and resources can support you and your students' quest for learning in your classroom and school building today!