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I have been asked to tell more about our morning routines and some of the activities we do to introduce sounds and phonemic awareness. Here we go…My friends start coming into my room at 8:00, but the bell does not ring until 8:30.  So my students have a few options to keep them learning and engaged.

Bell Work

First, they often start with these.  I have about a million {exaggeration} of these.  At the beginning of the year we start with the “trace” version, but as the year progresses, we move on to the “write” version.
Looking for scheduling ideas for mornings in your classroom? Check out these kindergarten morning routines, including writing, phonics, math, and MORE

Early Finishers?

Once they finish this activity, they can move onto a few options.  You can read all about my early finisher ideas in THIS post (there is even a free download over there).   Here are a few tried and true options:   They can do shape puzzles  My kids are obsessed!  These are a free item from Kerri Bordelon from Teacher Bit & Bobs and we LOVE THEM!

Click here to hop over to Kerri’s post in Blog Hoppin.

Click here to see some of her other great ideas on her blog.

Looking for scheduling ideas for mornings in your classroom? Check out these kindergarten morning routines, including writing, phonics, math, and MORE Looking for scheduling ideas for mornings in your classroom? Check out these kindergarten morning routines, including writing, phonics, math, and MORE

What am I doing during this time?

I’m greeting students, assessing students with ESGI, getting lunch count and attendance, reading parent notes about transportation changes, hugging and drying the tears of students who might need a little TLC, AND if time permits grabbing a few of my intervention students.

Calendar Time

Once we finish our pledge, we hit the ground running!

Here is our Building Skills morning routine.  I take a photo of it on my iPad then use the Educreations app to write on it.

Looking for scheduling ideas for mornings in your classroom? Check out these kindergarten morning routines, including writing, phonics, math, and MORE

Looking for scheduling ideas for mornings in your classroom? Check out these kindergarten morning routines, including writing, phonics, math, and MORE

Looking for scheduling ideas for mornings in your classroom? Check out these kindergarten morning routines, including writing, phonics, math, and MORE

We use the free version.  Then I connect to my computer through the AirServer.   I would tell you more, but … seriously… I have no idea how it works.  It just does!  Can I get an alleluia?

Looking for scheduling ideas for mornings in your classroom? Check out these kindergarten morning routines, including writing, phonics, math, and MORE

If you would like to see how our calendar time grows through the year (and watch a video of my class in action), you can see that blog post by clicking HERE. 

 Shared Reading

We also use our poems to help us identify ALL. KINDS. OF. THINGS.  In this photo from last year, we were looking for the capital letters.  Right now, we are searching the poems for letters we know. 

Looking for scheduling ideas for mornings in your classroom? Check out these kindergarten morning routines, including writing, phonics, math, and MORE

I used to use highlighting tape, but one of my bloggy friends told me they use the poly folders and cut them up to highlight letters, words, or punctuation… love it!

Looking for scheduling ideas for mornings in your classroom? Check out these kindergarten morning routines, including writing, phonics, math, and MORE

Word Work

 
We also use these sort cards!  Horrible picture…my apologies.

Looking for scheduling ideas for mornings in your classroom? Check out these kindergarten morning routines, including writing, phonics, math, and MORE

Last week we looked at some videos.  We. Love. This. ONE!!

 

 

I can NOT stop singing this one! I can’t embed this video, but if you click on the photo, you will go to You Tube.  Seriously, if you are working on rhyming, you will love these two.

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Deedee Wills

Deedee Wills

My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!

Hi, I'm DeedeE.

My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!
 

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    1. Sort of… For example… Right now "can" and "see' are on our word wall. So I make them read it. Also yellow is a word we know and the rebus helps with figuring out "pencil." I just fill in the blanks. For this example above, I would just tell them "you" and "my."

    2. Thanks! That makes sense. I would do the same thing. 🙂 We haven't started sight words yet and color words are after Christmas so my kiddos would have trouble with the reading at this point.

  1. DeeDee,

    I was thrilled met you briefly at the TPT conference. I SO enjoy reading your blog and am amazed at all of the great ideas I still get from you although I've been teaching for 27 years! I've been thinking about you this year as I too had a more challenging class last year, but am in heaven so far this year. How are your kinders treating you this year???

    Brenda

  2. Where can I get your sorting and graphing charts that are above? It won’t let me click on them.
    Thank you…I love all of this!!

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