This resource is a blank template to use for daily morning work. Included is a sample first week to see how it is done. To use, print out the template week and photocopy multiple weeks to make booklets for each child. I usually make enough to get us to the next break (ex: first day of school until fall break) and then staple them, bind them or put them in a duotang. Don’t double-side them, as the Tuesday sheets get cut, and other days get glued so it makes it hard to write on the other side. This becomes the student Morning Task booklet. My students are taught to get them out as soon as they arrive at school to start working on them. I have a stamp I use at the top of each page once it is done, and ten stamps earns them a small prize.
To complete the weekly template, some aspects need to be created by you. You can use a Word doc or a Google Doc to print the “glue on” pieces.
Math Monday: I print out a math problem to be pasted on the Morning Task sheet. I usually make it something we are currently working on in Math.
Take-It-Apart Tuesday: I come up with a 6-8 letter word (usually something seasonal or related to something else we are learning about) and print the letters of that word on the board in mixed-up order. The kids then copy the letters into the boxes on the bottom of the Take-It-Apart Tuesday sheet before cutting them out.
Wondering Wednesday: I find a small picture to copy for each student. They glue it on their sheet and then write sentences about the picture.
Thinking Thursday: There is nothing extra to do for this day. The kids draw a picture and write about whatever is on their mind.
Fix-It Friday: I make up a sentence (or more than one, depending on grade level) than has multiple mistakes. It can either be printed out, or put on the board for the kids to copy. They “fix it” with editing marks, then rewrite it correctly.
If you have any questions or concerns about how to use this resource, please contact me at email@example.com and I will be glad to help you! I am working on a whole year of Morning Tasks that can be used as a “print and go” so you don’t have to do the extra work. Follow my Store to be updated!