If you have followed my blog from the beginning, you will know that one of my most favorite parts of the day is Morning Meeting. It is a time each day, as soon as the morning begins, for us to gather and share and get our day started off on the right foot.
I first posted about Morning Meeting in June of 2012 and that post (found HERE) is still full of tons of ideas about how Morning Meeting is led in my classroom and the different components that make up this seven to ten-minute chunk of our day.
It's amazing how much Morning Meeting hasn't changed for me in the ten-ish years I have been teaching! I feel as though I have had to revamp pretty much everything else (either because I wanted to or had to for district mandates), yet these first few minutes of each and every day stayed surprisingly consistent year-to-year.
I wanted to take some time this summer to revisit Morning Meeting and compile all of my thoughts and resources into one place. I am incredibly excited about the update to my Morning Meeting Packet, especially because now it includes a short E-book all about the how and why I use Morning Meeting:
Inside, I have tried to share all that I have experimented with and used to help give you loads of ideas for your own classroom. There are helpful tips on setting up Morning Meeting, a sample two-week schedule for getting Morning Meeting off and running, ways to keep in interesting, and loads more to help make a classroom meeting work for you.
It is in PDF format with clickable links throughout to make it easy for you to navigate. Another idea is printing it out and for about $4, taking it to your local office supply shop to have it spiral bound. If you're like me and still appreciate the hard copy of things, this is money well-spent since you can write all over it and highlight key point you want to remember. Here's a quick video flip-through of the one I had spiral-bound:
The posters in this packet also got a makeover with lots of additional color choices and new clip art. The colors now match the rest of my classroom decor in chevron, found in my store HERE. There are pre-made signs, editable signs (you'll need PowerPoint for these) so you can adjust the agenda to fit your class' needs, and small labels for your own class bucket and/or meeting supplies.
There are still the 7+ pages of question strips and editable strips for you to write your own as well. These are the same as in my original packet.
Now, you'll now be completely set to implement a Morning Meeting in your classroom for this upcoming school year! I hope you enjoy the light summer reading in the e-book and the updated signs and materials to coordinate with your classroom theme. Let me know if you have any questions and I hope you enjoy this packet! To pick up this packet (on SALE!) from my store, click HERE.