Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Morning Folders

I have mentioned before a little bit about the morning folders I do with my class.  In my program we have little increments of time during the day when not all of my kids are in class at the same time.  I starting doing these folder last year so that the kids could work at their own pace in their time.  My students arrive anywhere from 7:50 to 8:30 in the morning, than we are off to breakfast, and at 9:15 we move on to work sites, outings or PE. When we return back to class (they trickle in) we have usually 10 to 20 minutes of time before lunch.  It was impossible to teach a class when kids were coming and going so this seemed like the best plan.

I have added examples of my November and December calendars so you can see what kind of subjects we cover.

 First thing in the morning we write our morning message "Good morning..... Today is..... Today we will be going...." usually something along those lines. Than they log the temperature for that day from our newspapers into their folders.  I have a copy of the calendar in the front of their folders so they can see what page they will be working on. Everyday is different though each month is very much the same.  We always do a worksheet about them or where they live, something on measuring, food, math, calendar skills, cryptograms or graphing, newspaper finds, weather, time skills, menu math, money etc.  I also add one or two mystery math pages I get from TPT, they love these!

Most of my kids still need help with these sheets, but I have great aides in my classroom that help us get things done!

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