Whether you call them Morning Work Tubs or Morning Work Bins or Morning Work Stations . . . engaging morning work can be the difference between loving arrival time and dreading it.
Morning Work Stations accomplish two very important things in my classroom. They keep my students engaged in a meaningful activity while I take attendance, talk with parents and greet students as they wander in from breakfast, a late bus or a late start to their morning. Additionally, Morning Work Tubs give me an opportunity to work in those important fine motor and sensory activities that are disappearing from our students' curriculum due to lack of time in our day. I can't say enough good things about them.
This packet is actually the fourth in a series. In my Back To School Morning Work set, I give you everything you need to organize, set up and label your morning work along with activities to get you started and lay the groundwork for future sets like this one.
This set includes 35 activities for the month of December, including 'I Can' cards for each one. These 'I Can' sheets also indicate the standard or skill that the activity addresses. You can choose the activities that fit your classroom best to use in your stations. You can see all 35 station activities by checking out my blog post HERE or see them listed below.
Activities In This Set:
Sight Word Paper Punch Garland
String Your CVC Lights
Link Your Lights Sight Words
Linking Gingerbread Numbers and Quantities
Peppermint Sand Sight Words Trays
Playdoh Holiday Counting Math Mats
Playdoh Holiday Counting Making Ten
Playdoh Decorate Your Tree, Gingerbread
Holiday Q-tip Painting
Hidden Christmas Tree Bulbs In Therapy Putty
Hidden Bulbs Find and Sort
Hidden Bulbs Find, Sort, Graph and Count
Race To Fill Your Bulb
Deck The Halls Ten Frame Self-correcting Cards: Counting Before and After
Deck The Halls Ten Frame Self-correcting Cards: How Many More To Make 10?
Ornaments Grab, Spin and Win
Fill Your Sleigh Self-Correcting Cards(0-10)
Decorate Your Tree With One More and One Less Self-Correcting Cards
Holiday Sticker Count
Gel Bead Sort
Gel Bead Roll and Win
Jingle All the Way Maze
Holiday Lego Challenge: Tree, Ornament, Stocking
Candy Cane Patterns with Beads
Constructing Letters and Words
Ornament Containers Count and Record
Stocking Stuffer Containers Adding Up
Ornament Lowercase/Capital Matching Puzzles
Ornament Letter Sounds Matching Puzzles
Ornament Simple CVC Words Matching Puzzles
Jingle Bell Patterns Color Patterns
I Spy an Ornament Letter Match Up
I Spy an Ornament Sight Word Match Up
Trim Your Tree With Numbers
Holiday Straw Necklaces
Please note, in order to use the editable components of this pack, you will need to download and install Font's Primary Penmanship Free Font.
. Once it is downloaded and installed, reboot your computer and open this packet using Adobe Reader. The fonts should be all set to go at that time.
If you'd like to learn more about how I set up and organize these activities, I encourage you to check out my blog post: Getting Started With Morning Stations