Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Morning Work Freebie

I have been thinking a bunch about my morning work lately...

Last year I had the kids work in partners with their HFW's and that worked ok, but it wasn't great. Then I switched to journal writing, but I really like that as a workshop must do... so a change is in order.

Have you seen those number of that day pins? I really like that idea! So I have been thinking of a way to make that work for firsties.

I want to do number of the day and word of the day. I need it to be "paper and copy saving" (we have a limit to work within) and easy to handle- passing out, collecting, etc...

These are all concept versions and I would LOVE your input on them! Click to download and comment to let me know what you think, which one is your fave, what do you like,  what you would change etc...

This one is to be printed front to back and used all week... hint hint paper/copy saving :) but it might be too small?



 Another paper/copy saving choice... The kiddos would get one 1/2 sheet per day


This one is a one page per day deal, but it leaves more writing room...



Ok... there you have them...as you can see, your input is much needed :)



13 comments:

Just Wild About Teaching said...

love these freebies thanks girl

Just Wild About Teaching

Lisa R. said...

This is perfect for morning work!! Thanks so much!
Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Deanna said...

ok so here is my opinion. :) If you use the 3rd option, but run the math on the second side so you would have 2 word of the day on one side and then 2 number of the day on the back. This way you can cut it in half so they are only using 1/2 sheet a day. If you want, then you can make a little book out of it. Besides that suggestion, I think it looks great! Thanks. :)
Think all night…..Teach all day

luckeyfrog said...

A lot of times, I save paper by putting the sheets in a page protector and letting the kids use (skinny) dry-erase markers! If it were me, I would do this most weeks- and only copy it to assess once or twice a grading period.

Denise from Sunny Days in Second Grade has some great Math Magic and Word Wizard pages, too- LOVE them for morning work!

Jenny
Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

Just Wild About Teaching said...

such a good freebie ....def will be using it thanks for sharing =)




Just Wild About Teaching

2nd Grade Teacher and Life Long Learner said...

WONDERFUL JOB!!! These are perfect for Morning Work; they are both purposeful and educational! I like the third option but printed back to back to save paper! (on a side note, if you have not checked out my Blog yet, please do). SMILES!

Heather said...

These are great! I am for sure going to do this with my kiddos. Great for morning work!

Heather
I'd love for you to buzz by=)
The Busy Busy Hive

t. ulch said...

I like the 3rd option and use it as Deanna described above in her comment! I like this! Thanks!
tjulch@mpsomaha.org

Suzy Q said...

I love the idea of using these in an erasable sheet and just making paper copies several times throughout the grading period.

Thanks!

Jay Pea said...

You are reading my mind! I want to Start both of these this year too! They look great! What about the definition of word, synonym, antonym? I like the second one!
Thank you !!!
Jana

sureads said...

I love these. This was something I was going to work on this summer too.
I like the second the best as well. Thank you for sharing!

Heidi Samuelson said...

I love the bigger spacing pages for the beginning of the year and the smaller ones to use toward the end of the year.
I would probably give paper copies for the first couple of weeks to get them used to the idea and be able to write on them to give them individual feedback, but then I would probably put into page protectors and let kids use the skinny dry erase markers.
You've done a fabulous job on the concept of them!
Thanks for sharing!
Swamp Frog First Graders

Susan Bosche said...

I love this freebie, thanks! I downloaded the half sheet version and then laminated them to save paper. It works really well with skinny dry erase markers. I was wondering if it would be possible to get an electronic version? I would love to be able to put it on my bright link so we can work through them together until we get the hang of it.

Thanks,
Susan
csabosche@yahoo.com