All classrooms could use a bit more love, and the February 2nd Grade Morning Bins are sure to bring some! February is one of my favorite months, and I can’t believe that it’s just around the corner! I love the fun that hearts, cards and candy can bring to the classroom. I hope that you and your students find these bins as fun as I had making them!
Is your morning routine a bit chaotic? Do you feel like you are wasting the first 10 minutes or so of the day? Do you panic when you realize that you forgot to print out some type of morning work for your students? You are not alone and we all hate it! Many teachers struggle with implementing productive morning routines, but I have a solution for you!
Simply put, our students come into the classroom with a lot of different needs. Some are not quite awake and need a little time to settle in before they start their day. Some students are super social and want to interact with their friends. Teachers need to take lunch count and attendance. There is a LOT to do in the morning? How do we make morning successful and exciting for kids? I have the answer….2nd Grade Morning Bins!
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!
What’s included in the 2nd Grade Morning Bin Bundle?
Each monthly theme will include 21 skills. The monthly skills stay the same throughout the months, but the activities change to provide students with more challenging activities.
- 189 Morning Bin activities
- Color AND Black and White Version Included!
- Simplified Student Direction Cards
- Material List for each bin
- Morning Bin Rules Poster
- Labels for Bins (2 options)
- Teacher Progress Monitoring Sheet
- Some bins included accountably sheets, if you choose to use them
Skills included in the Morning Bins:
- Word Use
- Phonemic Awareness & Phonics
- Writing Conventions
- Spelling Conventions
- Sentences & Paragraphs
- Parts of Speech
- Logic & Critical Thinking
- Add & Subtract
- Math Fluency
- Multiplication Foundations
- Place Value
- Counting & Skip Counting within 1,000
- Measurement & Estimation
- Time & Money
- Data & Graphing
- Shapes & Fractions
- Critical Thinking in Math
- Social/Emotional: Regulating Myself and Relating to Others
Each month, you will have access to 21 NEW activities that cover the skills listed above! Certainly, these will get your kids EXCITED about morning routines! Furthermore, you will warm up those brains and start the day with engaging and purposeful activities!
Let’s take a look at each of the 2nd Grade February Morning Bins in action!
Morning Bin #1: Vocabulary
Students will read the vocabulary words, sort them into groups, and explain why they sorted them the way they did.
Morning Bin #2: Word Use
Students will read the sentence in the set and decide if the sentence uses formal or informal language.
Morning Bin #3: Phonemic Awareness & Phonics
Students will decide which -le ending the word has and match the picture to the word.
Morning Bin #4: Writing Conventions
Students will write the irregular plural word of the noun and sort the card according to the spelling pattern.
Morning Bin #5: Spelling Conventions
Students will read the word, decide which spelling pattern makes the long u sound, and write the word.
Morning Bin #6: Text
Students will put the words in alphabetical order and match the definitions to the words to build a glossary.
Morning Bin #7: Sentences & Paragraphs
Students will match sentence parts and decide which conjunction completes the sentence.
Morning Bin #8: Parts of Speech
Students will fill in the blanks using the parts of speech word bank to create a silly story.
Morning Bin #9: Writing
Students will read the opinion and decide if the opinion is weak or strong.
Morning Bin #10: Logic & Critical Thinking
Students will read the riddle and find the word that matches the phonics clues.
Morning Bin #11: Add & Subtract
Students will read the equation and fill in the missing number.
Morning Bin #12: Fluency
With a partner, students will flip a card, solve the problem and compare the sums or differences.
Morning Bin #13: Multiplication Foundations
Students will count the items in each array and sort them to the total.
Morning Bin #14: Place Value
Students will break up each 3-digit number, and then add each place value. Then they will add the parts to get the total sum.
Morning Bin #15: Counting & Skip Counting within 1000
Students will roll 3 dice to form a 3-digit number. Then they will write the next 9 numbers in the sequence.
Morning Bin #16: Measurement & Estimation
Students will use dough to estimate a line of a given length, and then they will measure the line.
Morning Bin #17: Time & Money
Students will pick 4 events and place them in order by time.
Morning Bin #18: Data & Graphing
Students will read the statement, look at the data on the graph and decide if the statement is true or false.
Morning Bin #19: Shapes & Fractions
Students will decide if the fraction statement is true or false.
Morning Bin #20: Critical Thinking
Students will fill in the missing addends and add the sums to complete the puzzle.
Morning Bin #21: Social & Emotional
Students will read the problem and clip the best solution.
To see Preschool February Morning Bins in action, Click Here.
For Kindergarten February Morning Bins, Click Here.
To see 1st Grade February Morning Bins, Click Here.