Morning Meeting is one of my FAVORITE times of day! I struggled for a good long time with trying to fit in a community building morning meeting that didn't take FOREVER.
I created this script and I give one person the classroom job of "Meeting Leader" each week. This script goes in a dry erase pouch and the Meeting Leader fills in the blanks every morning when he/she gets to school. When announcements are over, we gather together and the STUDENT leads Morning Meeting. (At the beginning of the year I do a lot of whisper helping, but after a few weeks, the kids are rocking it on their own.)
I am so so much in love with the student-led approach!
This takes about 10-15 minutes and the kiddos absolutely adore it and get super sad if we can't have a Morning Meeting because of a scheduling change.
I hope you have fun with your student-led classroom!