Love is in the air, and the Kindergarten February Morning Bins are sure to share the love! They have just been added to the Kindergarten Morning Bin Bundle!
February is one of my favorite months. It’s so easy to find a fun theme, and there are plenty of fun ideas that relate to Valentine’s Day.
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 Kindergarten February 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 spin and read the word. Then find and cover a word that rhymes.
Morning Bin #2: Segment & Blend
Students will pick a card, say the onset, find the rime and build the word.
Morning Bin #3: Identify
Students will read the cvc word, identify if it is real or silly, and then sort to the correct mailbox.
Morning Bin #4: Sounds
Students will look at the picture and use the color code to show the middle sound.
Morning Bin #5: Syllables/Compound Words
Students will look at a picture and use snap cubes to build a tower to show the number of syllables.
Morning Bin #6: Sequence
Students will pick a set of words, place them in order and then read the sentence.
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: Printing
Students will pick a card, sound out the word and write the word.
Morning Bin #9: Extra Practice
Students will pick a card, decide if the middle sound is short e or short i and sort the card on the mat.
Morning Bin #10: Patterns
Students will pick a card, look at the pattern and continue the pattern with the colored bears.
Morning Bin #11: Count/Sequence
Students will identify and write the missing numbers on the 100 chart.
Morning Bin #12: Making and Counting Groups
Students will look at the equation on the card, use beads and a pipe cleaner to show the equation.
Morning Bin #13: Compare and Measure
Students will flip a card, read the number sentence and count the items to show the sentence.
Morning Bin #14: Shapes
Students will look at the shape, build it with play dough, trace the name of the shape, count the sides and corners then write the numbers.
Morning Bin #15: Sorting
Students will sort the cards by color, size and shape onto each mat.
Morning Bin #16: Numeral Identification
Students will flip the card, read the number and cover the number on the board.
Morning Bin #17: Base Ten
Two students will each flip a card and compare the numbers. The student with the highest card wins that round.
Morning Bin #18: Math Printing
Students will count the hearts and use a push pin to poke the dots that make the number word.
Morning Bin #19: Add and Subtract
Students will solve a problem on the board, place the answer card on the problem and continue until the picture is complete.
Morning Bin #20: Motor Skills
Students will pick a card and use play dough to complete the picture.
Morning Bin #21: Social/Emotional
Students will pick a problem card and draw a picture to show the solution.
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