Morning Meeting: Updated Packet


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.




60 comments

  1. I'm loving the time with my one year old!

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  2. As a new teacher, I am loving spending time getting things ready for my classroom and my students!

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  3. Loving picking black raspberries and knowing that blackberries will be following! (Bigger, fewer thorns...win/win!)

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  4. I'm enjoying relaxing and reading!

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  5. I love having my children back at home!

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  6. Spending time with my kids & husband!

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  7. I love that I took a Responsive Classroom class last week so I can start doing Morning Meetings, too!

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  8. Stephanie, I just got married and honeymooned in Italy! Still on cloud 9!!!!
    Morning Meeting needs fine tuning in my classroom and this would be such a huge help!

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  9. I'm loving the extra time with my family!

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  10. This summer I'm loving planning and prepping to teach in 3rd grade again after being out of the education game for too long!

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  11. I have been traveling this summer and hanging out with my boys! I will be starting Morning Meetings this year and this would be a great resource. Thank you for creating.

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  12. Summer lovin = free time with my son + block parties + fireworks + catching lightning bugs + mission trip + time to relax, recoup, and prepare for another year as a 3rd grade math teacher! :)

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  13. I am loving the time I finally get to read books that have nothing to do with teaching!!

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  14. Loving that I could wake up late AND even take afternoon naps! :o

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  15. It's been a busy summer! One more week and my brothers and sisters will be here from all over the country. I can't wait! After that, I'm back to preparing for my 37th year of teaching. I can't wait to meet my kids and see what the year brings!

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  16. I love all the beach time I have now!!! Thanks for this chance to win!!

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  17. I love that we now live near a pool and I can enjoy my days there! :) This is the first summer I have been unable to find a summer job, so it has been pretty relaxing. PS...I had these in my TPT cart just waiting for August!

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  18. I'm enjoying my boys (3.5yrs & 2 months) and preparing for my first class this fall!!

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  19. Spending time with my boys and having the chance to spend some time at the pool and read a book for the enjoyment of reading a book.

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  20. Enjoying time with my kiddos, being lazy with my husband, and preparing for my new grade level (3rd grade!)

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  21. I am enjoying not setting an alarm!!

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  22. I got a new job as a 3rd grade teacher!! Can't wait to start setting things up!

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  23. I agree with the others - no alarm and being lazy (while still planning the new year, of course!!)

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  24. What I am loving about this summer break is my college girl is home after finishing her freshman year and I'm gearing up for my high school senior. Spending every last minute with them!

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  25. I am loving watching my son play in golf tournaments and my daughter play in soccer tournaments. Also enjoying not setting my alarm and finding time to sit in the sun on the deck reading a book.

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  26. I'm loving spending time with my 7 month old son. The things he has learned to do in the time that school had been out is amazing.

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  27. I would love to get morning meetings started in my class this upcoming school year! :)

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  28. I am loving spending time with my 4 year old and 2 year old. We are doing a lot of swimming. I am teaching 1st grade next year after teaching 3rd grade and definitely want to do morning meeting.

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  29. I've tried to do morning meeting's before, but I was pretty clueless! This looks like just the thing I need for my 3rd grade classroom!

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  30. This was my first summer off as a teacher! So, I love the feeling of not doing anything but workshops and whatever else I want! However, I have felt so icky all summer because I haven't really been doing anything! Is that normal? Oh well... I have two more weeks and then I'll be hitting it hard again until winter break!

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  31. I am loving my time with my family back east for a little visit with my girlies! I was researching morning meetings this summer and I am looking forward to reading about how you use it with your third graders. :)

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  32. I am LOVING being able to spend more time with my fur baby and READ! =)
    I am moving to a new district and they implement morning meeting. I am so excited about this product! :)

    Amber
    PeppyZestyTeacherista

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  33. I used to do morning meetings when I taught 1st grade. Looking to start again with my 3rd graders.

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  34. I have been doing a modified version of morning meeting the past couple of years. Would love to get better at it. Looks like a great resource to help in that.

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  35. This is something I want to start in my classroom, so I am so excited to see this post. Thank you for sharing your ideas!

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  36. I have always struggled with this. Would love this packet to help next year!

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  37. I am loving the chance to put sod in my backyard and hang out with friends!

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  38. Loving that my son is getting married in 2 weeks in Maine!!!!

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  39. I'm loving the wonderful weather- not too hot, not too cool- especially after the long winter we had in NW Ohio!

    Teaching Special Kids

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  41. After 18 years teaching and my first in grade 3 I love ALL the resources available and the great sharers!!!

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  42. I'm loving the gorgeous weather here in Southern California, which means pool and beach time. Mostly, I'm enjoying the extra time to organize myself for next year. :) i.e.: going on TpT, Pinterest, &Teacher Blogs!

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  43. Your blog has been so helpful to me as I went from teaching 5th grade to 3rd grade! Thanks for all of your creative thoughts!!

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  44. This is a fantastic resource! I am going back to the classroom after being in the media center, so this would be helpful!

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  45. The chance to regroup and organize my files!

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  46. I'm loving being lazy, having to do nothing, be no where, do my thang ;)

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  47. I have totally enjoyed my afternoon naps!

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  48. I would LOVE to have this amazing packet! As a new SPED Inclusion teacher, Iʻm always looking for ways to establish a routine and make connections with my kiddos. This resource would be perfect for that!

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  49. I love spending time with my girls.

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  50. I love that I have had time to spend with my granddaughters and just relax! I would LOVE to win this packet! I use so many of your things in my classroom that this would be a great update/addition.

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  51. This summer break I am loving being surrounded by nature, and when it's too hot out- working on Math and CAFE centers.

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  52. Love having time to READ and relax! :) would love to win this!!

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  53. I love being able to have the time to research and read great teaching resources like this one!

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  54. This summer...I'm loving the opportunity to relax and enjoy life with family and friends. I'm also excited about the cool strategies and info I learned at the SDE Conference in Las Vegas!!!

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  55. You've completely just inspired me to restart morning meetings this year. I love your package, and will be checking it out ASAP! I'm so excited to have found your blog!

    Danielle
    Busy Little Brainiacs

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  56. I was just looking for your post about experimenting with the 7 habits. I wanted to view the video you had posted there. I can't seem to find that post. Is it still available?? Thanks!!

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  57. Morning meeting has really changed my classroom! I started it right at the beginning and I'm having a wonderful year! Thank you for putting out all the good info!

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Thank you so much for your comments! :)
~Stephanie

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