The end of the year is upon us, and I’m excited to tell you about the First Grade May/June Morning Bins here to save the day! I couldn’t be more thrilled with how all of these monthly morning bins turned out, and this final set is packed with so many fun ways for first grade students to practice many of the things they have learned over the entire year. Let’s dive right in!
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 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 Versions 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 MAY/JUNE FIRST GRADE MORNING BINS:
- Segment and Blend
- Sight Words
- Comparing and Contrasting Characters in Text
- Count Sequence
- Making Groups
- Representing Numbers
- Base 10 Concepts
- Doubles Fluency
- Addition and Subtraction
- Graphing Information
- Geometry (Shapes)
- Making Money Values with Coins
- Social/Emotional: Regulating Myself and Relating to Others
Let’s take a look at what is included in the First Grade May/June Morning Bins.
Morning Bin #1: Vocabulary
Students will build a vocabulary word with magnetic letters. Students will match the picture to the word.
Morning Bin #2: Sounds
Students will say the word, listen to the hard or soft sound of c or g, and sort it to the correct mat.
Morning Bin #3: Segment & Blend
Students will say the phonics word, build the word with magnet letters and write the word.
Morning Bin #4: Sight Words
Students will find the sight word at least 5 times in the word search and write a sentence using the word.
Morning Bin #5: Sequence
Students pick 4 words, read the words and sort the words in alphabetical order.
Morning Bin #6: Sentences
Students will read a sentence and decide if it is complete or incomplete.
Morning Bin #7: Grammar
Students will read a word and match it to the correct root word.
Morning Bin #8: Writing
Students will read the topic and write a fact and an opinion about the topic.
Morning Bin #9: Rhymes, Syllables & Compound Words
Students will spin the spinner, read the word and use the word to write a compound word.
Morning Bin #10: Text
Students will read the poem and write about how the poem made them feel.
Morning Bin #11: Count Sequence
Students will pick a card and use their knowledge of a 120 chart to fill in the missing numbers.
Morning Bin #12: Comparing Numbers & Making Groups
Students read the problem, find the sum or difference, and write a problem that is equal.
Morning Bin #13: Representing Numbers
With a partner, students will each flip a card and compare the numbers. The person with the greatest number wins.
Morning Bin #14: Base Ten
Students will read the problem, build it with base ten blocks, regroup when needed, and find the sum.
Morning Bin #15: Fluency
Students will roll 3 dice, add the numbers and cover the sum.
Morning Bin #16: Addition & Subtraction
Students will read the rule at the top of the card and fill in the empty In and Out according to the rule.
Morning Bin #17: Measurement & Data
Students will use snap cubes to measure the items. Then they will graph the results on the mat.
Morning Bin #18: Geometry
Students will spin the spinner, pick a shape and divide it equally into that many parts.
Morning Bin #19: Time and Money
Students will count the money on the card, find the item that has the same value and trace the value.
Morning Bin #20: Patterns & Fractions
Students will skip count by 2, 5 or 10, cover the numbers on the hundred chart and study at the pattern.
Morning Bin #21: Social & Emotional
Students will write about something they learned this year, and write about how it made them feel.
To see Kindergarten May/June Morning Bins in action, Click Here.