Morning meetings are an excellent way to help students transition from home to school and help them get ready to learn. In addition, these meetings can help you connect with your students, help students build relationships with each other, and promote an overall sense of community in the classroom.
Typically the meeting begins with students coming together to sit or stand in a circle. The first item on the agenda is to greet each other by name, then have a short activity or a discussion about a specific topic. In most cases, the meeting takes less than 15 minutes.
But what should students talk about?
If you need a few ideas for prompts, we’ve curated a list of morning meeting questions and grouped them for students in elementary and middle school. And if you need more ideas, please take a look at our list of “Would You Rather Questions for Kids.”
To get a better idea of what morning meetings are about, please watch the short the video produced by Edutopia or check out our overview of a morning meeting:
Morning Meeting Questions for Students in Elementary School
- What do you like most about school and why?
- What are you the most proud of?
- What do you want to be when you grow up?
- What do you think about when you want to cheer yourself up?
- What is your least favorite rule at school?
- What is your favorite season?
- Who is someone you admire?
- What is your favorite book? TV show?
- What do you like to do the most when you are not at school?
- What is your favorite [pick a color] object?
- What superpower would you like to have?
- Is your room at home messy or clean?
- If you could go anywhere on vacation, where would you go?
- What is your least favorite food?
Morning Meeting Questions for Students in Middle School
- What is one thing that you wish had never been invented?
- If you could design a new app, what would it do?
- If you were in charge, and could make one rule, what would it be?
- If you wrote a novel, what would the title be?
- What is your favorite present of all time?
- What is a book you read for fun?
- If you were to create a meme about yourself, what would it be?
- If you could be someone else, who would you choose to be?
- What is something you are really good at that people at school don’t know about?
- What do you want to do as a career when you grow up?
- What is your favorite movie of all time?
- If your friend were assigning an emoji to represent you, what would it be?
- Do you think it would be more fun to visit the past or the future?
- Of everything you want to achieve, what do you think will be the hardest?
If you think of additional questions we should add to the list of morning meeting questions, just post them in our Social Emotional Leaders Facebook Group!