November Kindergarten Morning Bins are here and part of the Kindergarten Morning Bin Bundle! Join thousands of teachers who have swapped out their pencil and paper routine with hands-on and engaging 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!
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 Morning Bin 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 match the feathers that rhyme with the picture on the turkey.
Morning Bin #2: Segment & Blend
Students will pick the letter that matches the ending sound and cover to the code.
Morning Bin #3: Identify
Students will decide if a letter is a vowel or a consonant and color to the code.
Morning Bin #4: Sounds
Students will say the word and add the ending sound.
Morning Bin #5: Syllables/Compound Words
Students will show how many syllables are in each word using snap cubes.
Morning Bin #6: Sequence
Students will write the numbers to show the sequence of events.
Morning Bin #7: Vocab
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 trace each letter with their finger. Then they will trace it with a dry erase marker.
Morning Bin #9: Extra Practice
Students will flip a card, find the lowercase letter on the mat, and cover it with a manipulative.
Morning Bin #10: Patterns
Students will recreate the patterns with snap cubes.
Morning Bin #11: Count and Sequence
Students will take turns to roll a die, moving their game piece until they reach 50.
Morning Bin #12: Making and Counting Groups
Students will roll a die and cover a box that matches their roll.
Morning Bin #13: Compare and Measure
Students will roll a die and cover a box that has less than their roll.
Morning Bin #14: Shapes
Students will use pattern blocks to match the shapes to the picture. Then they will use magnet letters to build the word.
Morning Bin #15: Sorting
Students will sort the sets of pictures by small, medium and large.
Morning Bin #16: Numeral Identification
Students will follow the street with a toy car, saying the number as they go.
Morning Bin #17: Base Ten
Students will use base ten blocks to show the number.
Morning Bin #18: Math Printing
Students will practice tracing numbers 1-50 on the strips.
Morning Bin #19: Add and Subtract
Students will flip 2 cards, add the numbers and show the sum.
Morning Bin #20: Motor Skills
Students will use tweezers to place the pom-poms on each circle on the picture.
Morning Bin #21: Social/Emotional
Students will write what they are thankful for and add their leaf to the classroom tree.
I hope you and your students enjoy the November Kindergarten Morning Bins! Let me know if you have any questions about them. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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