These creative writing warm-ups bring ELA and SEL into the science curriculum. Use vocabulary from Lead4Ward to adjust each year, so the warm-ups remain aligned with TEKS (Texas) or your state's standards.
These warm-ups are Monday-Friday, so I pass them out Monday and collect them on Friday for grading. I also stamp as the students are working so they don't work ahead or try to do it all on Friday. These warm-ups set a wonderful, calm tone to begin our daily lessons!
Check the table of contents for grade 7 science units (in the preview). Included in the packet are weekly (Mon-Fri) warm-ups related to body systems, ecosystems and levels of organization, cells, genetics and heredity, adaptations, and much more. You'll be covered for the entire year!