Morning News Segments




Are you looking for a way to engage students during your morning meeting?  Are you looking for new segments for your school news show?  Do you just need a fresh brain break that can work for in-person or distance learning?  I've got you!

I help run the morning news program at my school (K-5th) and use these daily videos as news segments.  They are also perfect for spicing up a classroom morning meeting (each video is only about 1 minute long) or for daily brain breaks in your classroom.

There's a different series for each day of the week so that students don't get bored.  They are short and interactive to keep students engaged.  And the best part?  They are NO PREP and ready to use! 40 weeks worth for each series - an entire year's worth!

Here's a look at each series:



In Monday Mysteries, students watch a video clip that asks them to help find a book character "thief" who stole (or borrowed) a particular object. They are presented with four clues the book character left behind. Using those clues, knowing the object that was borrowed, and using their knowledge of book characters, students help track down the thief. There is a second video clip that can be played later in the day, the next day, or later in the week to reveal the answer. This particular series comes with answer slips that can be used if the teacher/school wants to collect answers from students.

I tried to use a mix of picture books and chapter books to appeal to all elementary students.  A complete list of book characters used can be found in the product listing.

View this sample of a Monday Mysteries segment to see what it's all about - and to see if you can figure out the book character thief!


Tuesday Travels consists of a short video clip that shows students a photograph of a place in the world.  Then, four clues are given.  Students must use the photograph along with the four clues to figure out the weekly destination.  This is the perfect chance for students to have an introduction to online research, using the clues to help guide them. This series also comes with slips students could use to write their guesses. There is a second short video clip that can be played to reveal the destination to students.  This series also includes image files of the clues and the destination reveal for an alternate option.

The first 20 videos in this series are places located in the United States, while the final 20 places venture around the world. See all destinations used in the product listing.

View this sample of a Tuesday Travels segment to see what this segment is all about.


It's Webcam Wednesday! And on Wednesdays, students are shown a short video clip that provides a photograph of an animal along with some interesting facts.  Then, they are given a webcam to view - watching an animal in its habitat is always a hit with students!  At our school, we leave the webcam streaming all day after our news program so that classes can "check in" on it whenever they have time throughout the day.  If you were using this in the classroom, you could check in on the webcam during transitions, at recess/lunch, or during dismissal time - or all of the above. :)  

This series also includes a Google Slides version that can be shared with students so that they can check in on the webcam on their own - perfect for distance learning.  See all animals used in this product listing.

View this sample of Webcam Wednesday to see what this segment is all about.  (Webcam links are provided in a single PDF document for the teacher's ease of use.)



Thumbs Out Thursday shows students a short video that poses a question, followed by 10 photographs of answer choices.  Students are asked to take out their thumbs today and give a thumbs UP or a thumbs DOWN to each answer choice in the video.  This provides a QUICK and easy way for students to get to know their classmates better and build relationships. See a list of all topics used in this product listing.

View this sample of Thumbs Out Thursday to see what this segment is all about.


Fake News Friday is probably the biggest hit at my school.  In this series, students are asked a question and posted two facts - one true fact and one false fact.  Students must try to decipher the real news from the fake news.  This is a great introduction to realizing that you can't believe everything you read - especially on the Internet. See a list of all topics used in this product listing.

View this sample Fake News Friday to see what this segment is all about.


If you're looking for daily segments for your morning meetings, schools news show, or engaging brain breaks I hope these will fit your need.  You can save 25% by purchasing the entire Daily News Segments Bundle here. I hope that by having these ready to go for each day of the year, it will provide you with a little breathing room while giving your students something to look forward to each day!








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