|Awesome packet clip art by JW Illustrations, KPM Doodles, and Ashley Hughes!|
I tried to be very mindful of what kids can and can't do independently at this time - in regards to math concepts as well as reading/decoding directions and problems. As always, I chunk my topics. In other words, they will work on a skill for five days in a row before the pack shifts gears and covers another 3-4 common core standards. I have found that the kids feel much more successful when they know what is coming at them . . . and it frees up more morning time for you. After you have taught it once, you don't have to answer many questions throughout the rest of the week. I so understand what all you alls are dealing with when you walk in that classroom of yours - it can make even the most prepared teacher's head spin. With this said, I also know just how wonderful life can be if we busy teachers can find just a few more UNINTERRUPTED minutes in the morning to deal with parents, office phone calls, roll, lunch count, homework/reader collection, reading/testing kids, etc. Good Morning Work may be just what you need. It sure as sugar works for little old me. Just look at this little sweetie . . . oh so hard at work . . . INDEPENDENTLY :)
As always, I am all about "try 'em before you buy 'em." So, here are three pages you can take with you to try out with your kiddos. If you like what you see unfold in your classroom, pop on over to my TPT Shop and pick up the whole GMW Math Pack! My Good Morning Reading Pack for December will be available soon . . . just need a few more days on this one.
|CLICK HERE to try out these "tester pages" with your kiddies!|
I am a little late to the party . . . but I couldn't miss out on the fun. Don't forget to head on over to TBA and check out all of the other fabulous freebies that are up for grabby-grabs!