All that to say, I have been thinking about what morning work will look like with my 4th graders this year. I want to share Rick Morris's website with you again, because he is A.W.E.S.O.M.E.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here is what Bell Work looks like in his classroom:
I love the idea of using songs to begin and end morning work. I will be doing that! Anything to save my voice, plus it is more effective.
Next I want to share with you his method of checking morning work. It is great! He uses Class Cards:
|I will be using these as well!|
|Using the cards to call on students|
I will collect students morning work journals once a week for a grade. They won't know what day I will ask for them, so they will stay on their toes. (Hopefully)
This is what I am thinking right now. I know this will change during the year. I like to keep things fluid and respond to the needs of my class.
Here is a sneak peak at my "Today's Number" board:
I will be posting about this soon!