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Meaningful and Related
Old 08-05-2011, 06:46 AM
 
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It sounds like you are trying to find more meaningful and related activities for your students to complete in that 15 minute time. I have a few questions for you.

Do you have to begin at 8 for MM? Since most of your students and you are ready to go at 7:45, could you begin MM then? What a gift to "add" 15 minutes to your day!

Are there acticities you could introduce as the year goes on that lend themselves to your curriculum throughout the day? For example, when we are in our Geometry Unit, I put out a few center-like activities for the children. Geoboards, pattern blocks, templates and allow free exploration during my 15 minute "Morning Job" block. When we study plants, I put out their Science Journal and have them record their observations of their seed. Weekly Readers, Book Shopping and quick math intervention groups are also ways I meet my students' needs in the morning.

Those are just 2 thoughts. Hope they help you think this time through so it is meaningful!
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