Monday, August 21, 2017

Morning Tub Ideas from Oriental Trading

I'm so excited to share with you some amazing resources I've tested out from Oriental Trading that are PERFECT for your morning tubs!

This year I wanted to give my students a morning that was less stressful (for them and for me) when they arrived in the morning, so I decided to give morning tubs a try. It's been a HIT, so today I'm going to share with you some awesome resources I'm putting in my tubs from Oriental Trading.

First, let's talk about the bright baskets. :) I knew I wanted my tubs to be medium-size for a groups of 3-4 students, and these are perfect. They come in these 6 neon colors, and I love that I can easily see what's in them.
One of my favorite resources we've used so far are these fun, sentence building dominoes. The various parts of speech are all color coded, and students use them to make silly sentences! I even had one student build a silly sentence house! I put these in our morning tubs during the first week of school, and students loved them. Later in the year I'm going to add them to our word work center, too! Did I mention they're also really sturdy? They're wooden, so you don't have to worry about these getting worn out by frequent use!
I also love these contraction puzzles! We aren't quite ready for these yet, but I'm saving them for when we really hit contractions later in the year. I KNOW students will love them! Plus, they're on a sturdy, thick cardboard, so they'll last for awhile!
Last, I have a few items that I absolutely LOVE but the kids were so busy with them that I couldn't get a good picture! We have these big, foam word family dice where students can make words. I also put small whiteboards and markers in the basket so students could write down words they made. Students had great conversations about whether or not the words they were rolling were real words or nonsense words.

If you're looking for hands-on, worksheet free ideas for your morning tubs, I highly suggest taking a look at some of the amazing resources on Oriental Trading. You won't be disappointed!



*I was provided these products from Oriental Trading for review purposes, but all opinions expressed are mine.