HOW TO IMPROVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT WITH A MORNING ROUTINE

Are you looking for an easy elementary classroom morning routine that will make starting the school day fun? Try out these classroom management procedures, routines, strategies, techniques, and ideas from the Clutter Free Classroom for morning meeting in a responsive classroom, circle time, bell work, calendar, daily schedules, activities and more!
Attendance, lunch count, communication folders and all that good stuff... It's a challenge to get those things done when you have 23 little people wandering around and getting settled. A solution to that can be found below!

This blog post will…


  • offer morning soundtrack ideas
  • recommend songs for a morning routine
  • suggest a helpful resource


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Morning Soundtrack Ideas

There is always a buzz at the start of the day. Students have to put things away. They want to share stories with you. They have tasks to complete to be ready to learn. It can be chaotic. A few years ago I came up with an idea to “calm the chaos” and it has worked great!

I have a “morning soundtrack.” As the children enter the classroom, I start the song. They have until the song ends to complete the process of unpacking and getting settled. They become familiar with the songs and anticipate how much time they have. This allows them to pace themselves and our day gets started in a very timely manner.

I selected upbeat songs that appeal to kids and are “classroom appropriate.” I bought all the songs through itunes. I play a different one each day of the week. They are fun, upbeat, kid-appropriate and provide just enough time to take care of business and get settled.

Song Recommendations


  • Pumpin’ Up the Party - Hannah Montana
  • Start the Party - Camp Rock Soundtrack
  • We Rock - Camp Rock Soundtrack
  • We’re All in This Together - High School Musical Soundtrack
  • Celebrate You - Corbin Bleu

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Are you looking for an easy elementary classroom morning routine that will make starting the school day fun? Try out these classroom management procedures, routines, strategies, techniques, and ideas from the Clutter Free Classroom for morning meeting in a responsive classroom, circle time, bell work, calendar, daily schedules, activities and more!

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