My students all arrive at different times in the morning, which makes it very difficult to teach a class before their breakfast is served. For the past 2 year I have been having the students write a morning message, since it can be done in their own time as they arrive. It contains the date, the weather, what we plan to do that day and than a note on what we will be doing tomorrow. I am not sure how much my students are really gaining from this, so I have decided to put together morning notebooks for next year. Now that I have started I see that this will be more work than I had anticipated. Each morning should start out with the students logging the weather and temperature than doing a worksheet/activity from the folder. Mondays they will have to log the weekly schedule into the monthly calendar which will be placed in the front of their folders. I hope to have a quarters worth of pages ready at a time. So far I am thinking, Mondays - newspaper skills, Wednesdays -morning warm up, (which I posted a week ago), and Fridays - money math. Now to fill in the other two days! I will be posting things as I create!
Here is one on food storage. I tried to pick common grocery items that our kids would have knowledge of. Maybe Tuesdays will be food/health/nutrition?