Handling the Holidays (Part 5): Morning Meeting Message

Original Article: http://www.responsiveclassroom.org/blog/handling-holidays-morning-meeting-message Tips on using Morning Meeting Messages and the last part of Morning Meeting, reading the message together, to set a positive tone during the build-up to winter holidays and vacation. Winter themes. As with sharing, you might include timely questions/themes in your morning messages at

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Handling the Holidays (Part 4): Morning Meeting Group Activity

Original Article: http://www.responsiveclassroom.org/blog/handling-holidays-morning-meeting-group-activity Tips on using  Morning Meeting group activity, to set a positive tone during the build-up to winter holidays and vacation. Consider levels of movement and activity. How does your class respond (especially right now) to activities that get them moving, singing, and playing? You might

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Handling the Holidays (Part 3): Morning Meeting Sharing

Original Article: http://www.responsiveclassroom.org/blog/handling-holidays-morning-meeting-sharing Tips on using Morning Meeting sharing to set a positive tone during the build-up to winter holidays and vacation. Themed shares. This is a great time of year to have some themed shares. For instance, you might ask students to share their answers to questions

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Handling the Holidays (Part 2): Morning Meeting Greeting

Original Article: http://www.responsiveclassroom.org/blog/handling-holidays-morning-meeting-greeting Tips on using the greeting component ofMorning Meeting to set a positive tone during the build-up to winter holidays and vacation. Observe your students as they enter the room before settling on a greeting. Are they bouncing and skipping through the room, wrestling and using

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Handling the Holidays (Part 1)

Original Article: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/blog/handling-holidays As the holidays swing into full gear, maintaining a productive and calm atmosphere in the classroom can be challenging. Students can be more fidgety, giggly, testy, and tired at this time of year. In December, children are also often distracted by the excitement of home

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