Reality is, our jobs are always full of surprises. In fact, our job requires us to be "flexible" at ALL times!
Keeping this in mind, Daily Starters by Scholastic is a great tool to use to establish a daily routine for your kiddos even when you're dealing with hiccups in the morning. Daily starters can be projected on a whiteboard or can be downloaded as printables. They are engaging, serve for grand conversations and cover topics across the curriculum that are grade level appropriate.
And while Daily Starters include fun facts, they also include activities that are Common Core aligned!
Have I mentioned it's FREE?!
The other key is -YOU! Model your thinking process and be part of an actual team (whole class, groups or partner up). The kids will love having you in their teams and will actually look forward in seeing how YOU contribute to their academic conversations. I'd recommend a little role playing too! :)
Who says learning and teaching can't be fun first thing in the morning?!
Visit Scholastic's Daily Starters here!