Everyday is a Holiday - Daily Morning Work & Bell Ringer Activities Mega Bundle

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These are great monthly bell ringers for in the morning. The students enjoy the different themes and topics of each month.

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    Need something to celebrate? How about a few more minutes of peace and quiet every morning. Now, there's a reason to celebrate every day!

    This bell ringer morning work bundle includes close reading, writing, and graphing bell ringer activities for every day of the school year. Each day includes a different historical, silly, or themed daily "holiday" based reading passage with questions, a response activity, and a graphing question. Included student vote and graph feature allows whole class engagement after the exercise is complete, but only if and when you choose to do so.

    Your students will love these fun daily holiday themed passages and activities. You'll love that students come in every morning focused and looking forward to a fun activity - giving you a little extra time to complete your morning routine uninterrupted.

    These engaging standards based activities promote key skills as 2nd & 3rd grade students complete an independent morning routine.


    Independent: Activities are designed to be completed independently, giving teachers space to focus during their morning routine.

    Structured: Structured morning work activity provides students with repetitive process and clear expectations, reducing need for teacher intervention.

    No Grading: Results can be easily reviewed as a class or in groups.

    Group Engagement: Independent work can transform into class exercise with Student Vote & Graph feature.

    Productive: No busy work here. These passages and exercises build core reading comprehension skills.

    High Engagement: Each passage covers a holiday for the specific day. Students look forward to each topic. Topics range from silly to serious to engage all students.

    Each day students will:

    • Read a short paragraph about the daily holiday
    • Answer two text-based questions by underlining the answer in the passage.
    • Respond to a writing prompt.
    • Select a choice for a class bar graph, then respond (orally or written) to standards-based questions.

    The main standards that are covered:

    1. RI.2.10/ RI.3.10 read and comprehend informational text.
    2. Various writing standards including W.2.1/ W.3.1, W.2.2/ W.3.2, W.2.3/ W.3.3.
    3. Math graphing standards 2.MD.D.10 & 3.MD.B.3.

    Whats Included:

    Each monthly packet contains:

    1. Monthly Holiday Cover
    2. Tips for Implementation
    3. Monthly Holiday Calendar
    4. Bar Graphing Directions
    5. Graphing Questions Form
    6. Sticky Note Template
    7. Daily Holiday Passages with Questions, Writing Prompts, and Graphing Sticky Note Categories

    • Each day is focused on a national holiday (some real, some silly).

    Monthly Packets Included:

    January Holidays

    February Holidays

    March Holidays

    April Holidays

    May Holidays

    June Holidays

    August Holidays

    September Holidays

    October Holidays

    November Holidays

    December Holidays

    Differentiation Note:

    This product allows for differentiation. There are paragraphs, prompts, and graph questions for every day in the school year, so you will have ample to to choose from if you want to differentiate.

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph.
    Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. For example, draw a bar graph in which each square in the bar graph might represent 5 pets.
    By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
    By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.


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