fun morning work ideas and activities for upper elementary

14 Morning Work Ideas for Upper Elementary Classrooms

There is no one right way to do morning work in your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade classroom.  There is a wrong way, however – to not have a plan at all.  These 14 morning work ideas can help you come up with a plan that works for your classroom. When coming up with morning work activities for your classroom, …

Setting up morning and afternoon routines (for the teacher) in upper elementary classrooms - 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade

Creating a Teacher Morning Routine and Afternoon Routine

We help our students establish morning routines and dismissal routines – why are teacher morning routines and afternoon routines not more prevalent? If you take the time to create an intentional morning routine that helps get you feel prepared for the day, then you can start the day off stress free. Having an afternoon routine that you go through before …

Get one week of 3rd grade morning work free - covers 5 different math domains and provides scaffolded daily math practice

1 Month Free – 3rd Grade Math Morning Work

Finding 3rd grade math morning work that students can complete independently is a struggle.  Different curriculums practice different skills at a different times.  Often, daily math practice or morning work will expect students to have prior knowledge that they don’t have.  This is frustrating to both students and teachers! This daily math practice/morning work for 3rd grade is scaffolded to …

This simple mental health check in when you greet students in the morning can make a big difference in your classroom

Greet Students Every Morning With This Mental Health Check-In

As a teacher, you care about your students.  You want what is best for them.  You want to greet them at the door every morning.  You want to assess their mental health and do what you can to support them.  You want to start the day off with a positive interaction with each of them. This is not easy, though.  …

An easy, free, and no prep morning work solution for upper elementary students

Morning Work Made Easy – And Free!

When students first enter the classroom in the morning it is a time of excitement, but it can also be a time of complete chaos. Having a clearly defined morning routine and morning work can help the day start off more smoothly. Typical morning work for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students usually involves a reading or math worksheet.  But …