Welcome to Kikori! We create Morning Meeting and Advisory Meeting planners that support the Responsive Classrooms framework! This month's theme is "Harvest Gratitude", honoring the Thanksgiving and Indigenous People's Day season. Cultivate student's gratitude for self, each other, and the planet with this month's curated SEL activities!
Why is gratitude so important?
Did you know that cultivation of positive emotions counter our negative emotions? This is because the chemicals released in our brains when we practice gratitude and appreciation make us happier, less stressed, and less depressed! Even more, gratitude allows us to learn better and improves decision making capabilities.
Why are Morning Meetings and Advisory SO IMPORTANT for our students?
Just some of the benefits include the grounding routine provided to students when they enter your classroom, the opportunity for students to openly express themselves and share their feelings, and the teamwork and cooperation that occurs during the group activity.
Most importantly... when your students feel safe and connected, they're better able to LEARN! High School teacher, Summer Anguiano, stated that Morning Meetings promote a more “student-centered” approach to learning, which doesn’t mean throwing away your school curriculum altogether; she emphasizes that she “learned that shifting [her] focus from being content-driven to student-driven had more of an impact on the willingness of[ her] learners to engage with the classroom content.”
How to use your Morning Meeting and Advisory planners
Both planners provide you with daily experiential, social emotional learning activities that you can do with your students including the following:
Sharing or Acknowledging Activity
Special Day Activity (i.e. National Never Give Up Day!)
Morning Message or Announcement
Themed Daily Activity for Mindful Monday, Together Tuesday, Wellness Wednesday, Thoughtful Thursday and Fun Friday!
Both planners are aligned to CASEL Social Emotional Learning Standards, 21st Century Skills and Sustainable Development Skills.
Download the two weeks of November for free below and learn more about how to access the rest of the November Planners in the Kikori Platform!
Morning Meeting- Elementary Planner
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Advisory Meeting- Middle & High School Planner
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How to get to the Activities:
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