November 18, 2012

GOOD MORNING WORK - DECEMBER + FREEBIE

I can't believe it . . . I got this Good Morning Work pack out well before the end of the month.  Hip Hip HOORAY for Turkey Break.  My mind was clear, I took two naps, and was able to sit down for some uninterrupted time in front of the screen :)  We won't talk about how the Ducks devastating loss to the silly old "trees" darn near foiled my progress . . . but, I digress.  


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 :) 


This month's math packet covers a little bit of everything.  Skills include: addition, subtraction, introduction to fact families, solving word problems, writing word problems, skip counting, place value, comparing/ordering numbers, odd + even, graphing, months of the year, days of the week, date writing, and more.  Yup . . . all those key common core math standards for firsties are targeted :)




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!


Alright folks, I am off to start my next pack and catch up on a little laundry (blah . . . I could be in the Guinness Book for the number of times I "fluff" each load . . . laundry is the WORST).  I will see you soon my friends!  Thanks for visiting.

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!

18 comments:

  1. LOVE your Good Morning Work!! :)
    Even my sweet kiddos call it "Good Morning Work"! :)

    Thanks for sharing!
    Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

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    1. Hehehehehehehe . . . love ya girl. Thanks so much for filling my comments with a little sugar this morning. You are the BEST!

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  2. Have I ever told you how much I LOVE that your covers have the same feel of them? It's a great marketing strategy, is so adorable, and helps make you stand out. Love ya Kelley!

    Tess

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  3. LOVE them!! They are great with my BGL 2nd graders!

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    1. Hooray . . . so glad to hear that you can use these too!

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  4. I really love this, but our school limits the numbers of copies we make to only 1500 a month. Unfortunately, I have to watch the papers I print :( It's on my wish list anyway ;)

    Sarah
    teachingiscolorful.blogspot.com

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    1. Sarah,

      We don't have a particular number of copies, BUT they are watching our copies closely and question things they don't think we need to copy...That being said, I have purchased the Good Morning work and use it on the overhead as sort of morning meeting during reading and math. That way I only print 1 copy:)

      Tammy
      The Resourceful Apple

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    2. I hear ya . . . we have a copy count too. It really forces your hand to make some tough choices on the material front. However, I run my sets through my printer instead (shhhh . . . don't tell)!

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  5. Holy moly do I love me your GMW packs!!! Teaching a 1/2 combo now so while it's great skill building for my firsties it's also excellent practice & review for my second graders at their perfect independent level. And I agree with Tessa, your covers are always the cutest!!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

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    1. Oh girl . . . so glad to hear it! The reading one will be out tomorrow!!

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  6. These packs look amazing. Oh how I wish their was something like this for second and third grade.
    Adventures in Room 5

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  7. These look great.....Just like all your stuff does. Thanks for the trial freebies. :)

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    1. DeAnne . . . you know how to melt a girl's heart. Thanks for the sweet comment!

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  8. Kelley-
    I just switched to 1st grade about 2 weeks ago, I bought all of your Morning Work Packs because they are AMAZING! I've gone through each of them to see which pages to use when/where since my students are behind on some skills. I'm not using them in order but I'm in love regardless! Thank you so much!

    Come check out what we're doing in my room when you have a chance :)

    Brittany
    Closing the Gap... in a Cute Outfit

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