Back again, this time with the 2nd Grade November Morning Bins! As the year progresses, I’ve made sure that your students will continue to have a good start to each day. These morning bins offer hands-on practice for previously introduced skills.
Is your morning routine a bit chaotic? Do you feel like you are wasting the first 10 minutes or so of the day? Do you panic when you realize that you forgot to print out some type of morning work for your students? You are not alone and we all hate it! Many teachers struggle with implementing productive morning routines, but I have a solution for you!
Simply put, our students come into the classroom with a lot of different needs. Some are not quite awake and need a little time to settle in before they start their day. Some students are super social and want to interact with their friends. Teachers need to take lunch count and attendance. There is a LOT to do in the morning? How do we make morning successful and exciting for kids? I have the answer….2nd Grade Morning Bins!
NOTE: Many teachers are choosing to use these as early finisher tubs or during a different part of the day. Generic labels have been included for this purpose.
What are the benefits of Morning Tubs / Bins?
The benefits of morning bins are endless!
- They are hands-on and engaging
- They provide meaningful practice for basic skills
- Students have opportunities to work on fine motor skills
- They provide group and social interaction
- These offer open-ended practice
- They can be used as an alternative to pencil/paper work
- They provide extra practice for previously taught skills
- Most importantly…they make learning FUN!
What’s included in the 2nd Grade Morning Bin Bundle?
Each monthly theme will include 21 skills. The monthly skills stay the same throughout the months, but the activities change to provide students with more challenging activities.
- 189 Morning Bin activities
- Color AND Black and White Version Included!
- Simplified Student Direction Cards
- Material List for each bin
- Morning Bin Rules Poster
- Labels for Bins (2 options)
- Teacher Progress Monitoring Sheet
- Some bins included accountably sheets, if you choose to use them
Skills included in the Morning Bins:
- Word Use
- Phonemic Awareness & Phonics
- Writing Conventions
- Spelling Conventions
- Sentences & Paragraphs
- Parts of Speech
- Logic & Critical Thinking
- Add & Subtract
- Math Fluency
- Multiplication Foundations
- Place Value
- Counting & Skip Counting within 1,000
- Measurement & Estimation
- Time & Money
- Data & Graphing
- Shapes & Fractions
- Critical Thinking in Math
- Social/Emotional: Regulating Myself and Relating to Others
Each month, you will have access to 21 NEW activities that cover the skills listed above! Certainly, these will get your kids EXCITED about morning routines! Furthermore, you will warm up those brains and start the day with engaging and purposeful activities!
Let’s take a look at each of the 2nd Grade November Morning Bins in action!
Morning Bin #1: Vocabulary
Students will read the vocabulary words, sort them into groups, and explain why they sorted them the way they did.
Morning Bin #2: Word Use
Students will read the word, find the picture to match and sort the word to the correct prefix mat.
Morning Bin #3: Phonemic Awareness & Phonics
Students will say the word, listen for the aw or ou sound, fill in the missing letters and sort the word.
Morning Bin #4: Writing Conventions
Students will read the word and decide if the word needs –s or –es to make it plural.
Morning Bin #5: Spelling Conventions
Students will spin a spinner and find a word that has the long-e spelling pattern.
Morning Bin #6: Text
Students will pick a non-fiction text and look for text features within the book.
Morning Bin #7: Sentences & Paragraphs
Students will read a sentence and decide if it is incomplete, complete or a compound sentence.
Morning Bin #8: Parts of Speech
Students will read the sentence and decide which reflexive pronoun completes the sentence.
Morning Bin #9: Writing
Students will pick a noun card and a verb card. Then they will use the words to write a sentence.
Morning Bin #10: Logic & Critical Thinking
Students will look carefully for clues to solve the Rebus Puzzles.
Morning Bin #11: Add & Subtract
Students will pick a rule card and use the rule to find the output.
Morning Bin #12: Fluency
Students will find 3 numbers in a row that make an addition or subtraction problem. Then they will write the symbols to complete the equation.
Morning Bin #13: Multiplication Foundations
Students will decide if the number is even or odd and sort it to the correct side on the mat.
Morning Bin #14: Place Value
Students will read each number and write the numbers in order from least to greatest.
Morning Bin #15: Counting & Skip Counting within 1000
Students will read the numbers and skip count by 10’s to decide which number is missing.
Morning Bin #16: Measurement & Estimation
Students will look at the item, decide which tool to use to measure it, and clip the tool.
Morning Bin #17: Time & Money
Students will count up the value of the coins on the coin purse and find the item that matches the value.
Morning Bin #18: Data & Graphing
Students will read the data on the first card, then they will find the bar graph and pictograph that match the data.
Morning Bin #19: Shapes & Fractions
Students will spin a spinner, read the shape attributes, and trace a shape to match.
Morning Bin #20: Critical Thinking
Students will use the food pieces so that each row, column and square has one of each type of food to solve the Sudoku puzzle.
I’ve also included an alternative version of the Sudoku puzzles to teach the traditional way of solving the puzzles with numbers.
Morning Bin #21: Social/Emotional
Students will look at the picture and decide how the picture makes them feel. Then they will tell a friend why.
I hope that you find the 2nd Grade November Morning Bins helpful and fun!
To see Preschool November Morning Bins, Click Here.
For Kindergarten November Morning Bins, Click Here.
To see 1st Grade November Morning Bins, Click Here.