If you’ve ever wondered what you will plan for Morning Work each day of the year, you know how time consuming it can be to find just the right morning work that reinforces what you have taught throughout the year. Plus, standing in line at the copier or rushing in to copy things right before class starts is not always convenient. Then if the copier jams that just makes for a hectic morning. I have been there a few times!
After a while it became the same question in my mind each week! Or day after day, depending on how much time I had to plan. It really became a chore to find something because before I knew it, I had spent over half an hour to find a week’s worth of morning work!
It started to remind me of my families question each day which is “What’s for supper?” UGH!!! Every day of our lives that is our Question of the Day!
Since what we are going to eat for the year cannot be easily planned, at least for me anyways, I chose to plan a Morning Work Binder for the year which gave me so much more TIME.
It was great to walk in and just know it was ready because I prepared it in the beginning. When it’s time to add new pages for the season I add new in each binder and they are ready for the next couple of months.
With an interactive Morning Work Binder, students can pull out their binders and practice skills all year independently each morning. They can work along at their own pace or guided by another teacher if they have developmental disabilities.
The Morning Work Binder has new sets and change with the seasons so your students are challenged and the pages are new and engaging!
The Morning Work Binder includes a Back to School Morning option, a Fall Morning Work Binder, Christmas, Winter, and the Spring Morning Work Binder which can be used all summer long.
Each one is a GROWING bundle so as new pages are added you can add new so the children have a variety of learning to choose from. New pages may be basic concepts such as shapes, size, and sorting and higher concepts such as reading sight words. That way you can individualize if you would like and choose the pages that work for your individual students and grade level.
These work well for children in Kindergarten and First Grade to reinforce important letter sounds, reading, and math skills. The binder also works well for students with Autism.
Since children with Autism may be at varied levels the age of the student could be up to age 21 depending on where they are in their learning. I have worked with students with severe developmental delays and cognitive delays where counting for example was used often with students up through the 6th grade.
Preparing Autism Morning Work Binders
To put the work binders together you will need a binder with a slide in cover that way students can easily find their binders on arrival.
I prefer to go ahead and write in the student’s name at the beginning of the year. Then you will either need plastic sheet protectors for the pages or you can laminate them. I have used them both ways.
In the binders, students have a chance to use dry erase markers and erase them as they write letters and sight words.
Sometimes depending on the type of lamination and dry erase marker they may or may not wipe off easily. I recommend testing one page first to see how easily it wipes off if you choose to laminate your pages.
You will need pieces of Velcro. I prefer the round dot Velcro. I stick the Velcro dots across from the other page the student is working on so they can easily find the few cards that go with the page and place them where they go.
Each day children can go through a few pages. When they finish, they can go back and work through them again before it’s time to add new sheets in the binder. Repetition helps students grasp a concept better and extra practice in patterns, sound recognition, and sight words can help them feel a sense of mastery.
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