Get ready for some fun with the March First Grade Morning Bins! March is one of my favorite months, and as I’ve been making the morning bins each month, they are becoming more and more fun!
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 MARCH 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 March First Grade 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, decide if the y makes a long i or a long e sound, and color by the code.
Morning Bin #3: Segment & Blend
Students will say the -nk or -ng word, build the word and write the word.
Morning Bin #4: Sight Words
Students will spin the spinner and graph the sight word.
Morning Bin #5: Sequence
Students will read the sentences and put them in order so that the story makes sense.
Morning Bin #6: Sentences
Students will spin the vowel spinner and the tense spinner, and then write a sentence using the word in that tense.
Morning Bin #7: Grammar
Students will look at the picture, read the sentence and decide which word completes the sentence.
Morning Bin #8: Writing
Students pick a card, decide which they prefer and write about it, telling why they prefer it.
Morning Bin #9: Rhymes, Syllables & Compound Words
Students will put the syllables in order to build the word, and then check it off the list.
Morning Bin #10: Text
Students will pick a character card and compare and contrast the characters.
Morning Bin #11: Count Sequence
Students will take turns rolling a die and racing to reach 120.
Morning Bin #12: Comparing Numbers & Making Groups
Students will pick a card and use counters to show the groups.
Morning Bin #13: Representing Numbers
Students will sort the petals to the correct number mat.
Morning Bin #14: Base Ten
Students will flip a card, show the problem, and write the sum.
Morning Bin #15: Fluency
Students will spin the spinner, double the number and cover the answer.
Morning Bin #16: Addition & Subtraction
Students will flip a card, double the number and add 2 more. Then they will cover the answer.
Morning Bin #17: Measurement & Data
Students will spin the spinner, graph the answer and add a tally mark on the chart.
Morning Bin #18: Geometry
Students will name the shape and find the shape name and attribute pieces to complete the puzzle.
Morning Bin #19: Time and Money
Students will flip a card, read the value, and show two different ways to make the value.
Morning Bin #20: Patterns & Fractions
Students will spin the spinner and cover a fraction that matches.
Morning Bin #21: Social & Emotional
Students will draw themselves and write about what they like about themselves on the petals of the flower.
I hope you enjoy these morning bins as much as I enjoyed making them!
To see the Kindergarten March Morning Bins in action, Click Here.