Last week, I changed out my Morning Tubs for the third time this year. The 3 day rotation is still working out really well for my students. I really think it is just the right amount of time for the kids to spend at their tubs.
In the first tub, I placed my new Phonics Dice that I ordered a couple weeks ago. We have been using these during small group reading instruction, so my students have had practice making real and nonsense words with these dice. The students grab a dry erase board and marker to use at this tub.
The second tub is filled with Halloween erasers that I purchased from the Dollar Spot at Target two years ago. These seasonal erasers are always a great find and can be used for so many things. For the morning tub, I didn’t give the students a particular task for these. I just like to let their creativity take over. They have had so much fun making shapes, patterns, and pictures with these.
The third tub contains letter tiles. These tiles have all of the individual letters as well as common vowel pairs and word families. The letter tiles came with small magnetic boards, but cookie sheets would also work really well with these. I truly have no clue what brand these tiles are, but you could always just put regular magnetic letters in a tub.
My fourth tub contains Base-10 Blocks. The students always love building towers and houses with these blocks.
I was so excited when I ordered this Goobi Construction Set from Amazon a couple weeks ago. I knew my students would love them, and they would be perfect for morning tubs.
The sixth tub contains coloring pages. I included some primary type coloring pages that I downloaded for free from Creative Clips, as well as some more difficult adult coloring pages that I found as free downloads online.
You can read about my first two rounds of Morning Tubs by clicking on the links below.
Are you using Morning Tubs this year? I’d love to hear the types of things you have placed in yours lately.
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