If you’re looking for ways to cut down on the holiday stress and add structure to your morning routine, look no further, because the December Kindergarten Morning Bins have been added to the Kindergarten Morning Bin Bundle!
NOTE: Many teachers are choosing to use these as early finisher tubs or during a different part of the day. Generic labels have been included for this purpose.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MORNING TUBS / BINS?
The benefits of morning bins are endless!
- They are hands-on and engaging
- They provide meaningful practice for basic skills
- Students have opportunities to work on fine motor skills
- They provide group and social interaction
- These offer open-ended practice
- They can be used as an alternative to pencil/paper work
- They provide extra practice for previously taught skills
- Most importantly…they make learning FUN!
SKILLS INCLUDED IN THE MORNING BINS:
- Segment and Blend
- Syllables and Compound Words
- Letter Formation
- Extra Practice for Tricky Skills
- Counting Sequence
- Making and Counting Groups
- Compare and Measure
- Numeral Identification
- Base Ten
- Math Printing
- Motor Skills
- Social/Emotional Learning
The bundle includes monthly themed activities listed above with 21 NEW ACTIVITIES! Wake up those brains and hands with meaningful practice!
Let’s take a look at each of the December Kindergarten Morning Bins in action! There is no right or wrong way to use these morning bins! In fact, they can be used any time of the day! For example, you can place all 21 bins out each month and have students work on an individual bin, or you can bring one bin out each day. However, I like the idea of allowing a table group of 4-6 students to work on one bin at a time. This allows them to socialize, work as partners, and learn from one another.
To make things easy for you, each bin has simplified direction cards and a material list.
Morning Bin #1: Rhyming
Students will find the rhyming words to match the snowman pieces.
Morning Bin #2: Segment & Blend
Students will identify the beginning sounds to build the word, read the word and find the picture that matches the word.
Morning Bin #3: Identify
Students will spin the spinner and find and cover a word that has the same vowel sound.
Morning Bin #4: Sounds
Students will identify the missing letter and then read the word.
Morning Bin #5: Syllables/Compound Words
Students will count the syllables in each word and sort the cards to the mat.
Morning Bin #6: Sequence
Students look at the problem and identify the solution to the problem and result of the solution.
Morning Bin #7: Vocabulary
Students will look at the picture and word. Students will match the letters and word to the picture.
Morning Bin #8: Letter Formation
Students will identify the missing letter in the word and write the word neatly on the lines.
Morning Bin #9: Extra Practice
Students will pick a card, say the letter (b, d, p or q), and sort the card on the mat.
Morning Bin #10: Patterns
Students will use snap cubes to continue the pattern.
Morning Bin #11: Count/ Sequence
Students will put together the number puzzle and then count up to 100.
Morning Bin #12: Making and Counting Groups
Students will match the muffins to add to 10.
Morning Bin #13: Compare and Measure
Students will spin the spinner and cover a box that has more.
Morning Bin #14: Shapes
Students will name a shape, color the shape, and cut out the shape.
Morning Bin #15: Sorting
Students will count the corners on a shape and sort it to the mat.
Morning Bin #16: Numeral Identification
Students will find the item on the 100 frame and write the covered mystery number.
Morning Bin #17: Base Ten
Two students each flip a card. They compare the numbers and the student who has more keeps the cards.
Morning Bin #18: Math Printing
Students will practice tracing numbers 1-100 on the mats.
Morning Bin #19: Add and Subtract
Students will flip a card, add the items and cover the sum.
Morning Bin #20: Motor Skills
Students will look at each step. Put the string in the shoe and follow the steps to tie the shoe lace.
Morning Bin #21: Social/Emotional
Students will look at the picture and read the sentence. Then they will decide which emotion they might feel.
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