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 fifth 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 37 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.
Activities Included in this set:
Hang Your Mittens CVC Self-correcting Cards
Snowball Sight Words and Winter Mittens
Linking Snowman Numbers and Quantities
Snowy Sand Sight Words Trays
Snowy Playdoh Counting Math Mats
Snowy Dough Counting Making Ten
Dough Make a Snowman, Design a Mitten
Making Wintery Items With Dough
Winter Q-tip Painting
Hidden Snowman Stuff in Dough (or Therapy Putty)
Hidden Snowman Stuff in Dough (or Putty) Sort It
Hidden Snowman Stuff, Find, Sort, Graph and Count
Race To Fill Your Ice Bucket
Snowy Ten Frame Self-correcting Cards: How Many More To Make 10?
Snowman Grab, Spin and Win
Fill Your Mug With Marshmallows Self-Correcting Cards(0-10)
More Marshmallows Self-Correcting Cards (Plus One)
Counting Snowflakes With One More and One Less Self-Correcting Cards
Wintery Sticker Count
Wintery Gel Bead Sort
Wintery Gel Bead Roll and Win
Snow Ball Maze
Holiday Lego Challenge: Mitten, Snowman, Penguin
Wintery Cut and Thread Straws
Wintery Bead Patterns
Snowy Friends Constructing Letters and Words
Mitten Containers Count and Record
Snowman Containers Adding Up
Matching Mittens Lowercase/Capital Matching Puzzles
Matching Mittens Letter Sounds Matching Puzzles
Matching Mittens CVC Words Matching Puzzles
Wintery Eraser Patterns (Penguins and Snowmen)
Snowy Letter Match Up
Snowy Sight Word Match Up
Editable Sight Word Ice Fishing
Colorful Beaded Snowflakes
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