Beginnings Matter: Morning Routines

Ah, the first few minutes in the classroom.

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Combine that with the first few minutes in the morning Picture1of the first few weeks of school, and it’s enough to drive a person crazy!  I wanted to share with you something that I do to help my kiddos learn the routines of the morning.

It’s super simple – if you know me, I’m all about simple, practical, and easy.

Enter the Morning Jobs I Can Cards. We don’t start the year with all of the job cards hanging up.  I start with the most important one.  In the fall – it’s simply hanging up our backpacks.  As the days go on, and I introduce the other jobs, I add the other I can cards.  The children always refer to these job cards to make sure that they are finishing all of their morning jobs.

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Here are some of the morning jobs that I do…putting their folders in their mailboxes (after they check for notes).

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Signing in…

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Sometimes I will have them sign in on the IWB by answering a question.

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They will choose their lunch.  The larger picture is mine, the other two were unfortunately dead-end pins.  If you know who those belong to, please let me know, so I can give them credit!

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I love this interactive check in from Pink Cat Studio!

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If you would like these morning job cards for your classroom, you can download them for free {here}.Slide1Slide4

16 comments:

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  2. You just made my day! Our blog is in the middle of a bit of a make-over. I was going through all of the blogs we follow to see if the buttons were still working. When I came to your's, I was re-directed to your latest post. SHAZAM!! I immediately saw an ecard that I created! :) The one on multi-tasking. As corny as it sounds, it makes me smile when I make a joke that other teachers can so easily relate to. Thanks for the smile!!! Have a great year. Take care.

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    1. I LOVE that ecard! It's the truth!! I have shared it on my FB before and also used it in my presentation at I teach K! Thanks for sharing it!!!

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  3. I was just thinking about my morning routine. Love this, thank you!!

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  4. These are great! Do you have the IWB sign-in graphs available on TPT? I love them!

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    1. I'll be on the lookout! Thanks!

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    2. I'm so excited for the IWF sign-in graphs! When do you think they will be available? Thanks!

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    3. Theese look great! I can't wait! Will the sign in paper sheets be included with the IWB version? Any chance this will be ready for Wednesday? Thanks!

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  5. LOVE the morning I can.. cards!! :)

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  6. Thank you for the routine cards. I love the unique ways of signing them in!

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  7. Super cute! Love the routine cards. It's great to phrase them with "I can...". Thanks for sharing!

    Lisa
    Primary Explorers

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  8. This is a great idea. You are super creative.

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  9. If you don't mind me asking, what is the name of the font you used on these super cute cards? I would love to add in one for going to breakfast and would be so excited if the font was consistent :)

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