One staple in our routine is the Would You Rather questions.
After their Bee Binders and lunch boxes are tucked in the right places, they find their name on the table and cast their daily vote!
I never tell them the topic, I insist they use the picture and beginning sounds to figure it out! ;)
I have been using this for 3 years now, and each class really loves it. They gather by it with their friends and talk about their choices.
It is also an easy way to work on comparing numbers each day. I keep a pointer nearby so they can count each side. Then our Star Student for the day gets to choose whether it requires a greater than, less than or equal sign.
This fun and simple daily activity helps to solidify this concept visually for all of my students. I have this chart displayed in the front of the room, next to our door. This allows them to focus on it as we line up for lunch and Specials each day.
After they vote, they return to the table to choose an activity. I have 3 tracing activities that they can choose from: alphabet tracing, number tracing and their first and last names. Handwritingpractice.net makes it so easy to create name tracers for each student!
and one of their favorites, our loose parts bins!
I love seeing all the different creations they come up with while they work with these materials! <3
I also use any of our math bins for morning activities. Anything hands on is always a great way to start the day!
and geostix are a few of their favorites. They are easy to clean up too!morning meeting!
If you are interested in any of these resources, click the links below!
- Would You Rather Questions
- Number Tracers
- Alphabet Tracers
- Bristle Blocks
- Storage bins
What does your morning routine look like? Let me know in the comments below!