Participate in active writing activities Demonstrate comprehension through experiential response Reflect on what has been learned after reading by formulating ideas, opinions, and personal responses Set Up Depending on the grade level and maturity level of each class, activities can be facilitated as independent work, collaborative group work, or whole class instruction.
Beginning your Day Submitted by: Dollucy Grainger, Pre-k teacher Have a designated place for all items backpacks, folders, library books, and anything else your students may need to turn in.
Then have students mark themselves present by moving a clothespin or card with their name on it. Then have the students do an independent activity such as math tubs with specific activities or a writing exercise for 15 minutes. This activity gives you time to check for parent notes, do your roll, and any other morning changes or problems that may come up.
Bell Work Submitted by: Carol When the bell rings and the children come in after I meet them at the door, they have work to do. I put a quiz, problem or a review of some work on the chalk board.
They date the page and begin the work as soon as they enter class. This gives me time to do all the administrative jobs that I need to do first thing in the morning. The work is collected and I mark it or I assign someone to mark it.
It prevents many disruptions and lets the children realize that they come to class to work. Daily Geography Submitted by: Miley Since I teach s. All the questions come straight out of the book!
To combat this, I have a variety of different activities that my class does depending on the day… Mondays are journal time where they tell me about the weekend easier than trying to tell me in the hallway, trust me!
Tuesdays and Thursdays are a daily speeddrill in Mathematics we do addition to start, then subtraction, mixed etc. This variety in their morning routine helps focus them immediately on entrance and keep them for the rest of the morning session. Morning Activity Submitted by: Mer, 4th Grade To keep the kids in order in the mornings after we have gone over handwriting all of the letters in cursiveI have gone to several trivia sites.
The interesting and appropriate ones I have put on charts or small chart booklets, and I hang one each day for 1st thing in the morning handwriting practice.
Not only do they love it, but they learn something also and share them with their parents for an interesting conversation at dinner. Parents love it too. Morning Bell Work Submitted by: Amanda Suchodolski, Second Grade I found a wonderful activity to use for bellwork while I was student teaching.
What it is is a daily review of Language Arts or Math. The key is that it reviews the skills from the previous year. Each day they focuses on skills such as: The students are able to come in each morning and do the work with confidence and feel success because they already have experience from the previous year.
Also, you will feel confident that your class is doing a bit of review each day to strengthen skills needed to grow. They will not be able to forget a skill and will constantly reinforce what is already known.
I also use it as a guide for mini-lessons that are needed for large or small groups.
Morning Work Submitted by: DeeGee, 3rd After morning assembly on the playground the students enter the classroom and put their things away. They then take out their journal pouch. The pouch includes their journal composition book and journal prompts which I have provided.
Approximately 20 journal prompts are given each month. The students cut them out and paste them in their journals.
They spend 15 minutes writing. Upon completing their journal writing they are then responsible for completing the math problem of the day. This is also done in the Math journal.
As they complete they bring the book to me and I correct. Students are required to show all work in solving the math problem.Free Printable Holiday Worksheets from Mother's Day Animal Mothers and Babies - 1st to 2nd Grade + Mother's Day Rhymes for Make Your Own Card to Print and Cut Out - 1st to 3rd Grade + Thanksgiving 4th Thursday of November: Thanksgiving Word Searches for Kids - Gr.
1 to 3 +. I created this SMART Board Curriculum page for a summer in-service for my district's 4th & 5th grade teachers. My SMART Board Web Page. First Grade Writing Prompt The Three Best Things About Me; Additional Fourth Grade Activities: Engage and challenge your students with these supplemental grade activities.
Alternate Activity: Halloween Acrostic. Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays letters to family. Thanksgiving Printable Worksheets Printable Thanksgiving worksheets that you can immediately use in your classroom for coloring activities, games, and more!
All of the worksheets are housed on The Teacher's Corner. Third-3rd Grade, Fourth-4th Grade and Fifth-5th Grade Smartboard Interactive Reading ELA Writing Games, Activities and Lessons. Teachers and students can use these Smartboard games, activities and lessons to learn about Reading ELA in Third Grade, Fourth Grade and Fifth Grade.
Thanksgiving classroom activities for kindergarten and first grade with free files. Turkey in Disguise activity, pilgrims, and other crafts to make Thanksgiving the best EVER!