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 second 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 32 activities for the month of October, 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.
Here is a list of the activities included:
Trace And Cut The Lines Sheets
Cutting Straws And Making Patterned Necklaces
Measuring With Links
Using Links To Link Letters In Your Name (Or Words)
Use Links To Link Numbers In Order
Use Links To Link Together Letters In Order
Use Hole Punches To Represent A Number (1-20)
Use Dough To Make Pumpkin Or Monster Faces.
Use Dough To Make Numbers On Ten Frame.
Use Push Pin To Follow The Dotted Lines Of A Picture.
Rescue The Aliens From Therapy Putty
Find The Hidden Google Eyes And Sort Google Eyes By Color
Find The Hidden Eyes, Sort And Count
Pumpkin Roll Game With Tongs
Pumpkin Self-Correcting Ten Frames
Catching Flies Counting Game
Google Eye Grab and Spin Number Recognition
Poison Spiders Number Recognition
Gel Bead Sort
Gel Bead Roll and Win
Sensory Bin Number Match
Jack-O-Lantern Count And Record With Tweezers
Ghost Containers Sort, Add and Record
Climbing Spiders Game
Pumpkin Sounds/Letters Match-Up
Self-Correcting Counting Cards (Spiders and Googly Eyes)co
Spooky Spider Patterns
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