Wanna know how many students I have that come in at 7:25?
Well lets see!
I have 26 students
Can you say chatty catty
and the boys do more talking than the girls do
Drives me nuts
but that is another story for another day
Bottoms in class at 7:25
Yep I have 3 kiddos in my class when the bell rings
by 7:35 I might have
on a good day
Most of my students dot my door at 7:59!
Morning Meeting starts at 8!
That way students can just pick up their sheet when they come in
No more spending 15 minutes running back and forth passing out papers!
Here is a better look at my morning station
The red basket on the right is one student work folder baskets.
The students only put their COMPLETED work in their folder.
Here is the marker bucket that is ready for students when they come to the carpet.
The person that sits next to the line passes the bucket down their row until it reaches that back of the room. The markers are in the socks so that the students don’t argue over what color they are going to get.
Because the students all come in at different times they have their independent readers in their table bucket that they can read once they finish their morning work.
All student supplies are also in their bucket for easy access.
Also to reduce the chaos that is arrival time each table has a trash bucket that holds all their junk to cut out on all the walking.
Now what do you do with students who have not finished their morning work?
Morning work is very important in my class because we are basically a paperless class
So this allows the kiddos to practice much needed skills
If students are not finished with morning work or are waiting for me to check their paper they place it under their table bucket.
Now I know what you are saying this can get really messy!
At the beginning of the year we had several talks about being clean and neat.
Each table has a place mat
All of student materials have to be on the table mat and neat or they lose table points
I am linking up with Kelli from Castles and Crayons
Hop on over to see how others do their morning rountine
I will show you how I do morning meeting
Peace Out Peepers