Monday, March 12, 2012

Morning Warm Up

Hello Everyone!
I thought I'd chat a bit about our Morning Warm-up routine. It is very important to me that kids have time to talk and share with each other when they get to school. It seems they always have a ton to say!! Years ago I would normally put out a pencil/paper activity or have a warm-up notebook with fix the sentences in it. I found these types of activities to be boring...and I know the kids did as well, so I developed some alternatives. Each day of the week there is a different activity planned. Magazine Monday, Tune Up Tuesday, Word Search Wednesday, Think Outside the Box Thursday, and Fidget With it Friday. Each day I encourage kids to share while they are reading, investigating, or manipulating. I don't have pics of Word Search Wednesday, but you can imagine sight word or chunk word games and searches.

Magazine Monday!!

Tune up Tuesday! Reading Poetry With a friend

Create and Share!

Turn it upside down!! :)

Play Doh for Fidget With it Friday!
Pipe Cleaners too!!



I know your kids will want to get to school on time so they won't miss the morning Warm Up!!
Thanks for taking time out of your day to take a peek!!  Here's to Warm Mornings!!