Morning Meeting Activities for Special Education & Autism - Middle & High School

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6th - 12th, Homeschool
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Are you looking for fun and engaging morning meeting activities for special education students? This no-prep set of morning meeting special education activities is perfect to keep all students on track and start off your mornings with a positive atmosphere. This morning meeting kit is ideal for engaging a whole group of students in a secondary setting with significant disabilities, especially those with autism. 

Morning meetings provide the structure you need for running group activities with opportunities for communication, choice making, calendar skills, counting, identifying names and/or pictures, and meaningful participation. 

You will find all the materials you need for running a morning meeting class in middle and high school for special education students, with a strong focus on developmentally appropriate skills for students who are below grade level with age-relevant or age-appropriate materials.

Included in these morning meeting special education resources:

  1. Calendar Months - Calendar months are included with decorations for events related to that month. There are 2 versions of October and December to accommodate schools in which holiday materials are not allowed
  2. Calendar Dates - Calendar date cards to teach date/number identification as well as understanding of home and school. There is 1 set of calendar numbers (1-31) with school buildings, 1 set of calendar numbers (1-31) with home, holiday cards and special occasions (e.g., field day, special Olympics) and 6 community activity cards 
  3. Days of the Week - Yesterday was, today is and tomorrow will be strips with symbols, days of the week with symbols to complete them, and days of the week in colored cards, black and white cards, and colored print cards for matching and sequencing. Response cards for days of the week are also included for students to use markers or clothespins to all answer which day of the week it is to increase engagement and response opportunities.
  4. Morning Meeting Schedule - 10 cards for each activity contained in the kit as well as class jobs so that students can predict the routine
  5. How I Came to School - multiple cards of bus, van, walk (2 versions), bike, and car, and board titles for choosing and counting how everyone came to school
  6. Calendar Dates - 6 male and female cards for children to identify their gender, count the boys and girls in the class and graph to determine whether there are more boys or girls, and 2 options of headers for a choice board and graphing board
  7. Who’s Here - 2 options of board titles for a Who’s Here board along with at home and at school visuals for students to check in—you would add students’ pictures or names or have them sign in
  8. Communication / Choice Boards - 1 song board and title for storing visuals of song choices, 12 song choice pictures based on Kidz Bop and popular music, 1 book board and title for storing and presenting visuals for books, and 12 story choice pictures
  9. Interactive Books - 3 interactive books based on life skills 
  10. How Do I Feel Today? - 2 types of boards with 3 versions of a 5-point scale
  11. Exercise Board - 2 options for exercise boards with pictures of exercises
  12. Weather - 1 simple weatherboard with weather cards and 2 interactive thermometers

Morning meeting special education kits are perfect for students with significant disabilities. These students benefit from morning meetings in their classroom. Unfortunately, many teachers may struggle to find materials that are fitting for their age (i.e., not preschool or kindergarten) while focusing on basic skills like calendars. Luckily, this toolkit of morning meeting activities is designed to structure morning meetings for these students with meaningful and engaging materials and visuals. 

These morning meeting activities were specifically designed to have visual support to keep students engaged, while also providing age-respectful activities (e.g., songs, books). In addition, it contains the visuals needed to have a schedule for the routine of morning meetings so that the students can anticipate events and know if there are changes.

Interactive books included for your morning meetings…

  • Let’s Go Shopping - grocery shopping for cooking apple dessert
  • Paying for Purchases - methods of payment for purchases
  • Where Do We Find Things at School - 2 versions—matching identical room pictures and matching illustrations of associated items or actions to rooms

 ✅These interactive books are available for separate purchase in my store: Functional Interactive Adapted Books Shopping and School

What are teachers saying…

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This is a great resource for Morning Work! I love that there are so many options - calendar, weather, attendance, etc. - and many skills for students to practice while completing this lesson together each morning. Great resource! Thank you!” - Sarah E. 

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This is a great product to use in your early morning routine. I love the colors and all the fun season and holiday cards. Also, love the weather cards and it really helped my students.” - Marshall M.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Excellent resource!  I made morning binders for each of my students.  They will do it from home as I do it on my board in our distance learning classroom.  I liked this because it is similar to what we did daily in class and when we get back into the classroom they will each have their own!  Thank you!” - Tracey B.

❤️This set goes well with my Weather Kids product

❤️ For more classroom setup materials for students with ASD

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Total Pages
152 pages
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