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    1. I shake hands and greet each child
    2. They take their magnet off of the door frame and place it under their answer on the morning survey
    3. Take lunch magnet and do lunch count
    4. Put away coats/ bookbags/ turn in homework

    5. Choose a stack of books for the day and READ... kids read around the room, with partners, or they just chat

    Allowing my kids to talk during this time is the best thing I've done! They get it all out (for me, it's only about a 10 minute time), and as soon as the late bell rings, they are assembled in circle, ready for the morning meeting.

    Even though I allow chatting, the noise in my classroom is almost always related to reading. They are talking about books or reading aloud. As adults, we don't want to walk straight to our classrooms and get down to work without any chatting at all, I don't think we should expect kids to, either.

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