The Morning Routine tool consists of 3 parts: the calendar, the weather, and the number of the day. Any changes you make will be saved automatically, so you can pick up where you left off the next day.
Discuss the month and date, as well as the day of the week. Have your students drag the days and months to the calendar. If it is a special day, add one of the labels to a day on the calendar, such as a birthday or holiday. There are also labels for “Today,” “Yesterday,” and “Tomorrow.” Delete a label by clicking on the day. A window with additional options will then appear, where you can also change the color of that day.
The tool's settings allow you to set a default color for each day of the week and the first day of the week (Sunday or Monday).
In this section, you can indicate the season and the type of weather. Graph the types of weather on the included bar graph to keep track of the weather every day and discuss the frequency of each weather type. For example, at the end of the month, you can look back at the graph and discuss whether the weather has been typical.
In the Settings menu, you can choose which weather types you want to show. You can choose from: sunny, partly cloudy, cloudy, rainy, snowy, windy, foggy, and stormy.
Number of the Day
The Number of the Day section allows students to practice number sense and place value by using virtual base 10 blocks. You can use this section to count up to the 100th day of school (and beyond) or you can show random numbers. Students will drag the base 10 blocks (hundreds, tens, and units) to represent the number of the day.
Use the Settings menu to choose how many digits (e.g., ones, tens, hundreds) you would like to show in this section.