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Sneaking in a Little Curriculum with a Morning Greeting

We always start our day with a morning greeting. 

Sneaking in a Little Curriculum with a Morning Greeting: Here are some ideas to sneak in those content concepts as the children greet their classmates.
One at a time, the children shake hands and greet each other by name. Then they say something related to a given topic.

As we know, squeezing in enough time for everything is nearly impossible, so we squeeze in some learning any place we can! Time for social studies and science are especially strained, but we squeeze them in!
We all love starting our day with a morning greeting, and I usually try to squeeze in a learning concept while we greet each other. 

After a lesson on Columbus the day before, they were asked to state something they remember from the lesson.

After working on the 4 kinds of sentences, I had them tell statements about themselves one day, then ask each other questions on another day. Their questions were priceless! (Some of their answers were even more priceless!)

For a writing project this week, they had to tell why their school was great. (We'll be writing opinion stories!)

I read an information book about Bats, so the next day they had to tell a fact they remembered about Bats. It was amazing what they remembered!

It's never tough to think of a topic, 
we just think about what we've been learning! 

Of course, sometimes we just have a fun question. 
Today we shared our favorite kind of ice cream!


  1. That is a great idea! Do you ever have those kiddos who just repeat what someone else says? I always ask the kiddos what they did over the weekend on Mondays and I have some kiddos who just repeat what someone else said. On Fridays I always ask what they are planning to do over the weekend and one day a week I ask about what they are reading and enjoying at home. Great post! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

  2. It's always so fun to hear what they remember about a particular lesson. What a wonderful way to start the school day. Thanks for sharing :)
    One Sassy Teacher

  3. Sally I love the open ended nature and creative thinking in this!
    Thank you!

  4. Sally, this is a great way to squeeze in some extra practice on skills they have been learning! Great for review and making sure they truly understand what they are learning.
    Conversations in Literacy


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