This study provides a more theoretical explanation of WHY morning meetings are so valuable. Socially and emotionally, it is key in building classroom culture, and this resource offers a wonderful theoretical framework to explain several of the reasons why.
The First Grade Parade is my all time favorite blog. This particular blog post shows pictures of a warm and welcoming morning meeting/calendar area in a primary classroom. It focuses more on the routine pieces of a morning meeting such as: calendar, days in school, weather, etc.
This book truly is an 'oldie but a goodie.' For new and veteran teachers alike, it is a staple, and one that I will keep on my shelf for years to come. I love this book because each page offers practical morning meeting strategies that can be applied right away.
As a teacher in an urban school with a high ELD population, I found this resource to be invaluable. If you have language learners, OR are looking to enhance language development in your classroom, this is a must read!