I like to start our day with music and greetings. Because I teach the upper elementary class, I like to do age appropriate activities. By combining the traditional primary grades "circle time" with my student's cognitive abilities I have created my very own routine: "Morning Meeting!"
After we start the day with a good morning song, each student is called to the front of the room to check in and say good morning to the class. Student's find their name and place it by their picture. Student's then choose a greeting they would like to give to me each day. They can choose between hug, high-five, shake hands or wave. I have visual supports in the front of the room under the whiteboard to provide choices for my students. Each student says good morning to the class by either communicating with their AAC Device, a big Mac button, PECS or by talking.
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