Morning work comes in so handy when you are trying to get your busy day started. Every student has something new to tell you when they come in. You have a new student enroll in your class. You have 3 different messages for bus changes and students bringing in lunch money. One of your students gets sick and starts throwing up, and you have 2 parents standing at your classroom door trying to talk with you. Does any of this sound familiar?
Having morning work waiting at each student's desk each morning seems to help settle the students into the school day and gives them meaningful, yet independent work to be completing. My morning work includes language arts and math daily. Students love seeing what they get to do for morning work each day.
This is also a time when students can peer tutor each other. I do not mind if my students are discussing the answers. This is all review work for my students. I do not take it for a grade. When they are discussing, they are learning from each other. I do a quick check of it each day, and it also helps parents see if their child is struggling.
Here are a few samples from the Morning Work of my kindergarten students.
If you like this and want to use it in your classroom, I have a two page sample from my February Morning Work below.
If you wish to download the complete 20 page packet, you can find it HERE.
I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by!