Help With Morning Work - ProTeacher Community




Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      Second Grade

Help With Morning Work

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
txteacher95
 
 
Guest

txteacher95
 
 
Guest
Help With Morning Work
Old 07-14-2019, 04:33 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #1

Hello! I am just going into my second year of teaching. I have a few questions about Morning Work and Iím also open to hearing how you all do Morning work as well as. Last year for morning work the students came in and started on a writing prompt which was on the board and then had a packet with sentences that grammar questions that they had to complete each day. I liked this because I felt it was beneficial however, my issue with this was the time. I felt like some students were taking a longer time while others were taking less time and this interfered with my ELAR block. I also went over it with them which took more time for different reasons each day. My question is how can I shorten this part of the day or does it need to stay this way? Do I have to go over morning work with the class as a whole or am I putting too much time into it? Any suggestions and tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


  Reply With Quote

TheGr8Catsby's Avatar
TheGr8Catsby TheGr8Catsby is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 1,599
Senior Member

TheGr8Catsby
 
TheGr8Catsby's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 1,599
Senior Member

Old 07-14-2019, 04:55 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #2

When I taught third grade, I had a definitive amount of time between when my kids had to arrive and when core instruction started (there was about a 15 minute gap, so even with a gradual entry, all kids got SOME time). I did a cursive handwriting page, and then students were supposed to read.

When I moved districts, we began doing breakfast in the classroom and the core instruction block started right after the mandatory arrival time. I just did reading in the morning after breakfast. I taught K. I'm moving to 2nd. I'm thinking of just doing that again. I didn't have to prep any morning work, and my kids truly got to read.
TheGr8Catsby is offline   Reply With Quote
Gigi814's Avatar
Gigi814 Gigi814 is offline
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 573
Senior Member

Gigi814
 
Gigi814's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 573
Senior Member

Old 07-16-2019, 04:10 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #3

I used Evan-Moor Daily Language Review. Some students finished quickly while others worked at a slower pace. I gave them about 20 minutes in the morning to unpack, turn their folder in, pick out a snack, and begin their morning work. We went over the page together and students corrected their own work. If they had not finished, I had them fill in the answers at that time.

You could also look into morning tubs. I've seen many teachers on the internet use tubs instead of traditional morning work. They fill them with items such as pattern blocks, geoboards, magnatiles, etc.
Gigi814 is offline   Reply With Quote
irises's Avatar
irises irises is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,696
Senior Member

irises
 
irises's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,696
Senior Member
Also heading to second grade
Old 07-24-2019, 07:51 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #4

After 14 years in first grade, I will be in second in August. I plan on continuing what I've found successful in first. After students unpack, they write in their journals (no prompt from me, this is free writing)and I never grade or mark their journals in any way. I have one group each day swap books from our class library into their book bins while others are writing. I finish lunch count, attendance etc. while this is happening. Once we begin morning circle (this year we will begin responsive classroom as well) one or two students are selected to read from his/her journal at the rug. S/he takes 2 questions or comments. We discuss the writing and sometimes put it up on the document camera where students first volunteer all the good things they notice. Then we make some suggestions. It's a great way to start my ELA block. They get writing in and no prep for me!
irises is offline   Reply With Quote
SusanTeach's Avatar
SusanTeach SusanTeach is offline
 
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 16,095
Senior Member

SusanTeach
 
SusanTeach's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 16,095
Senior Member
morning work
Old 07-24-2019, 08:45 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #5

I taught 2nd last year and my morning consisted of the kids walking in and putting their homework on their desks and starting on morning work. I'd call for kids to come up individually (they trickled in for about 30 minutes) so I could check their hw for mistakes and fix any misunderstandings. While I was doing that, the kids had a review worksheet that we would've done in the regular block anyway. That way, they were getting a head start on the day's work, plus it was letting me see if they understood before we moved on to something else. It also gave me time to check/clarify the hw quietly with each child.

They read their AR book or went on the computer when they finished the morning work.

Yes, I did go over it whole group as I was beginning the block. But i would've done that anyway if we were doing review before beginning the new lesson. It wasn't a lengthy sheet so it didn't take long to complete nor go over.


SusanTeach is offline   Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
Second Grade
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:00 AM.

Copyright © 2019 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net