Wow! It’s been such a long time since I’ve last posted but I wanted to spend time sharing how I use and incorporate Morning Tubs in my classroom.
I have currently created Morning Tubs for the Whole Year that are engaging and have NO worksheets! I have all of my morning tubs stored in manila envelopes. The games are printer 2 per page and place on 6×9 manila envelopes, then laminated. Below you will see an example of September activities on manila envelopes. These are placed in the big envelope for storage.
This past year I had a plastic drawer cart that had 7 plastic bins. I placed 2 games in each bin(1- math, 1-literacy) each day and each table had 4 kiddos, so 2 would share 1 game. Each table and bin were labeled with the same Forest Animal (this was my theme) and each morning the Team Leader got the bin out.
Every evening my classroom aide would rotate the games so each day students would get different games to use each morning. This is great because each week they got to play every game and they didn’t get bored.
Here is a game from the September pack where a student is practicing his fine motor skills following the lines to get to school.
This is from my March Morning Tub Pack. Students use pattern blocks to create a pattern for the cat’s hat.
Here students are using the rain drops to create the word in the cloud. This is great word work:)
These are always a favorite! Students use popsicle sticks to place the flowers in the correct pots. I have two games that use popsicle sticks like this through out my packs!
These are just a few examples of the different activities you will find in my morning tubs. Each month is different to keep students from getting bored. I go over all games the first Monday of each month, then Tuesday they begin them. This has done wonders for my classroom this year!
If you have any questions on how I run my Morning Tubs, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d be more than happy to give you suggestions and ideas.
If you’d like to take a look at these, you can find them here at my TPT store: Little Kinder Love.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you find these useful in your own classroom!