Saturday, July 14, 2012

Morning Meeting

One thing that I really missed when I was teaching middle school was the idea of a morning meeting.  When I student taught in 4th grade, my mentor introduced me to the idea of the morning meeting, and I felt like it really helped build relationships with the students.  It is definitely something I want to include this year, but I wanted to beef it up a bit with some academic content as well.

I recently ordered these books from Amazon:

I also ordered Morning Meeting Ideas Grades 3-6 directly from the responsive classroom site because Amazon was sold out, and I didn't want to wait - I'm impatient like that.

From what I've found on-line like this sample chapter from Morning Meeting Ideas Grades 3-6 morning meeting includes:

1. A Greeting
2. Sharing
3. Group Activity
4.A Morning Message

The sample chapter also gives a list of things you might want to have to incorporate the morning meeting.  I really love the way Mrs. Bainbridge keeps a tub of supplies handy near the morning meeting area.

 3rd Grade Thoughts also has some great thoughts on morning meetings!

As soon as I read the books I ordered I will post with more ideas that I incorporate into our daily routine.

I also found this video from the Teaching Channel which demonstrates a version of the morning meeting.

Have you incorporated a morning meeting into your school day?


  1. Loved this video you posted. It really solidifies the importance of morning meeting. Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower!

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  3. I just read The Morning Meeting Book at B&N last week! ♥love♥ I WISH I had an extra half hour in my day... I can't wait to see my schedule to see if I can fit in something like it. Maybe just greeting and morning message. We'll see.

    Inside this Book

  4. I was so excited to see this post since this is exactly what I have been working on this week! Great ideas posted, and I cannot wait to add more into what I am thinking for my morning meetings.

    Reaching for the TOP!

  5. I love Morning Meeting time! I would love to share with you about what we do and I would love to hear more about what you do. =)

    I am happy to be your newest follower. If you get the chance, hop over and visit me. =)

    Heather's Heart


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