March Morning Work for First Grade
Hey, y'all! My first graders are LOVING our new morning work routine. If you've been following along, you'll know we just started this spiral review last month. Before that, we were using different review worksheets that covered skills we were working on but weren't as engaging. This March spiral review morning work unit hits on all kinds of skills and the kids are more focused than ever.
Before, we would focus on a different skill each morning. If students were stuck on something, they were just stuck until I could get there to help them. With this spiral review, there's a little bit of everything for everyone. So if one of my kiddos is stuck on a math problem, they can switch over to handwriting and keep working on something until I can get to them to help out.
One side has all kinds of math skills to practice. And because there's a little bit of everything, most students have at least a couple of problems they can work through independently with no problem.
The back has a sentence fixer-upper, some grammar practice, and some handwriting practice.
When announcements are over, we go over the morning work together. Students write in a regular pencil to get started. Then, when we go over the work, they switch to a colored pencil or crayon so I can see their corrections or how far they got.
My biggest goal (besides the academic review) was to make sure this wasn't too repetitive or tedious. I don't want to burn out my kiddos. But even after several days of using this every morning, the kids are saying they're loving it. They're confident in what they're doing, it's not too much of the same thing, and they get super excited when they make a mistake and grow their dendrites and learn something new. 😊 Gotta love brain science!
You can find out what all is included in this March morning work in my TPT store here. While you're there, be sure to follow me for all the latest updates, ideas, and freebies.