We started a new round of Morning Tubs this past week. The students continue to love this time of the day. I still have my students stay with the same tub for 3 days. This rotation allows me to only have to switch out tubs every 18 school days. If you would like to read the previous posts about our Morning Tubs that we have used this year, you can find those post below.
In our first tub, the students are building with these Emido Brain Flakes. These plastic discs interlock and the students can make all kinds of shapes with them. They love them and have been so creative.
I have loved seeing what they think of to create. The students have made flowers, snowflakes, bridges, and more.
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Our next station is another fun item that I found on Amazon.
These Block Buddies came with a set of colored wooden blocks and cards. The students can create their own shapes or recreate the pictures on the cards.
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Our third tub was the EASIEST to prep. I simply placed a pile of index cards in the tub. The students have been using them to build. They can fold the cards to help create their structures.
One of the other 1st grade teachers at my school came up with this idea. Genius!
Another tub we have going this round includes these sets of attribute blocks. These blocks were just recently given to us to use with our math series, so I thought it would be a perfect addition to our tubs.
I always love to let students explore manipulatives before we use them in our learning.
In our fifth tub, I placed measuring tape, rulers, and random items to measure. We just started our measuring unit in math, so this is nice practice for the students.
Our sixth tub includes our left over coloring pages from round 3. I made too many copies and didn’t want them to go to waste.
That wraps up our round 4 of Morning Tubs. I’d still love to hear your ideas if you are using Morning Tubs in your classroom this year.
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