Start the covid 19 return to school season on the right foot. As one of your back to school activities, invite the children to point at a visual greeting chart with social distance morning greeting choice board to receive a warm welcome back to school from you (the teacher) or from a designated morning greeter (child). You know they love these types of classroom jobs!
Returning to school after lockdown can be challenging, and promoting ways to socialize and build classroom community in safe ways is important for the students' emotional well-being and mental health (and for the teacher's too!)
Since most social distance posters are telling students what NOT to do, why not include a fun poster in your classroom decor that invites them to interact with each other? Keeping themselves and others safe can be fun and friendly.
NOTE: This social distance greetings poster is included as a bonus in our original product: Morning Greeting Choices Chart for the Classroom
► How to use the Morning Greetings Choices for Back to School Distance Learning:
As one of your distance learning activities introduce a fun daily morning routine by empowering your children with a poster of greeting choices at the start of your Zoom class as virtual way to enter the classroom.
At the start of your live virtual meeting (with Zoom any platform that you are using), show the poster on screen so the students can choose how to greet you as they join in.
Do each greeting to the camera and ask the student to do the same. Here are the no-touch greeting choices that are included in the poster:
- Jazz Hands
- Foot Bump
- New Way (anything distance-friendly that the children come up with)
If you need more ideas of social distancing greetings for kids, please check our blogpost about it. There, you have more than a dozen different contactless greetings options to choose from.
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The poster includes 6 different types of greetings for the students to choose from: Jazz Hands, Foot Bump, Namaste, Smile, Wave, New Way.
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► 10 Reasons to use a Greeting System with a Greeting Choices Chart in your Preschool and Kindergarten Classroom:
- Support children that speak a different language (EAL).
- Make everyone feel welcomed in your classroom.
- Let the children experiment with different ways of social interaction.
- Make the classroom more inclusive for children with learning difficulties.
- Empower children to make their own choices.
- Encourage interaction amongst all of your students (and with yourself, this is great as a Meet the Teacher activity).
- Help children have a small boost in their self-confidence.
- Set a positive tone in your students right from the start of the day.
- Strengthen relationships amongst your students.
- Promote a safe classroom culture.
► Videos of teachers using a Morning Greeting System
See a compilation of video examples of teachers using a morning greetings system with their students: https://boxofideas.uk/greetings
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The download includes two JPG files in high resolution (A4 paper size) with the following:
- 1 JPG "Social Distance Morning Greetings Chart" with illustrations of these different types of greetings: Jazz Hands, Foot Bump, Namaste, Smile, Wave, New Way.
- 1 JPG "Good Morning" sign that looks very nice placed on top or next to with the greetings chart.
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