Do you need a quick activity that grabs your students’ attention, builds a morning routine, and teaches concepts within a meaningful context for your students? MORNING QUESTION is your answer! Your kids will love it!
My kids enjoy “Morning Question” because … just like adults … it evokes their curiosity and interest! Does everyone like sunflowers? What about bats or owls? The children always WONDER what the RESULTS will be and so do I!
It’s perfect to introduce during the first month of school as you introduce and reinforce recognition of words, letters, and numbers! As the children enter the room, the question will be in the POCKET CHART. Some students will be able to READ it independently, others will need some help. Eventually, your students will realize the patterns: Do you like: crows or scarecrows / winter or summer / pumpkins: tall or short and over 20 more!
There are many ways for students to answer the questions: Here are a few ideas:
*Each student prints his/her name on a 4” by 2” paper using a pencil. These are known as “NAME TICKETS.” Each child places his/her Name Ticket under a column. During “Morning Rug Time” count the names to determine the RESULTS.
*If NAME TICKETS are not appropriate, laminate a photo or a NAME TAG for each child to place in the pocket chart.
*In addition to … or instead of using names in the pocket chart … choose a “SURVEY TAKER”. He/she takes the preprinted survey paper, or writes the question independently on 8.5 by 11 paper and places it on a clipboard. Throughout the day the Survey Taker asks individual students the question. Everyone can’t wait to find out the results!
*Read the question as a group and have a show of hands! Tabulate the results using TALLY marks. This is a great way to practice making tallies early in the school year!
Thank you for stopping by Kindergarten with Susie. I would love to hear from you on any issue! Your feedback and comments would be so appreciated! Creating materials for young children is my life-long passion and I hope to make a difference for you and your kids. Please share your thoughts with me. Warmly, Susie