The alarm clock doesn't go off, you're late and don't have time for breakfast, and the car won't start.
The rest of the day is, well, a mess to put it mildly.
When you start the day off on the wrong foot, the rest of it can't be any better.
You know what I'm talking about, right?
It is definitely harder to have a productive and focused teaching day after a rough morning start.
The same is true for your students.
You certainly cannot control what happens to them in their homes as they're getting ready to go to school, BUT you can do something about how they start their school day.
As soon as kids arrive in the morning, you want to get them on the right track immediately. Or better yet, you MUST get them on the right track, or you run the risk of having unfocused students throughout the rest of the day.
You want them to start the day off on the right foot.
Establish a routine that's easy to implement and that engages their little brains from the moment they step inside the classroom.
That's where morning work comes in!
Make copies, have them within reach, and teach kids to grab a sheet as soon as they arrive and are ready to start the day.
"Ok, Lucy, that's great, but what do I do next? Kids arrive at different times and work at different paces. They won't finish the worksheets at the same time."
When the first ones are done with their work, you can have them help others who might be having difficulty completing the exercises. That also serves to encourage stronger bonding among your students.
You can also allot a certain amount of time and tell everyone to stop once the time is up. The unfinished worksheets can be assigned as homework on the same day or at the end of the week.
Would you like to try out a sample?
Then, click to download ten FREE Language Morning Work worksheets or click on the image below.
I've also bundled the sets and I'm offering you two choices: either buy the bundle, which is 30% off, or buy seven individual sets and email me so I can send you the other three for FREE.
I'm offering the second option because there are teachers who have been getting the sets as I release them. I wanted those teachers to have the same benefit as those who will be buying the bundle now.
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If you have any questions, feel free to email me.
Thank you for reading!