May & June 2nd Grade Morning Bins

May & June 2nd Grade Morning Bins

Second grade students are sure to have learned so much this year, and the May and June 2nd Grade Morning Bins are here to help finish the year off strong! There are 21 activities to let your students show what they know. Furthermore they are FUN!

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What are the benefits of Morning Tubs / Bins?

The benefits of morning bins are endless!

  • They are hands-on and engaging
  • They provide meaningful practice for basic skills
  • Students have opportunities to work on fine motor skills
  • They provide group and social interaction
  • These offer open-ended practice 
  • They can be used as an alternative to pencil/paper work
  • They provide extra practice for previously taught skills
  • Most importantly…they make learning FUN!

What’s included in the 2nd Grade Morning Bin Bundle?

Each monthly theme will include 21 skills. The monthly skills stay the same throughout the months, but the activities change to provide students with more challenging activities. 

  • 189 Morning Bin activities
  • Color AND Black and White Version Included!
  • Simplified Student Direction Cards
  • Material List for each bin 
  • Morning Bin Rules Poster
  • Labels for Bins (2 options)
  • Teacher Progress Monitoring Sheet
  • Some bins included accountably sheets, if you choose to use them

Skills included in the Morning Bins:

  • Vocabulary
  • Word Use
  • Phonemic Awareness & Phonics
  • Writing Conventions
  • Spelling Conventions
  • Text
  • Sentences & Paragraphs
  • Parts of Speech
  • Writing
  • Logic & Critical Thinking
  • Add & Subtract
  • Math Fluency
  • Multiplication Foundations
  • Place Value
  • Counting & Skip Counting within 1,000
  • Measurement & Estimation
  • Time & Money
  • Data & Graphing
  • Shapes & Fractions
  • Critical Thinking in Math
  • Social/Emotional: Regulating Myself and Relating to Others

Each month, you will have access to 21 NEW activities that cover the skills listed above! Certainly, these will get your kids EXCITED about morning routines! Furthermore, you will warm up those brains and start the day with engaging and purposeful activities!

Let’s take a look at each of the May & June 2nd Grade Morning Bins in action!

Morning Bin #1: Vocabulary

Students will read the vocabulary words, sort them into groups, and explain why they sorted them the way they did.

Morning Bin #2: Word Use

Students will read each set of words and put them in order according to their shade of meaning.

Morning Bin #3: Phonemic Awareness & Phonics

Students will read a word, listen to the vowel sounds and decide if there is a schwa sound or not.

Morning Bin #4: Writing Conventions

Students will read the root word and decide which suffix should be added to make a new word.

Morning Bin #5: Spelling Conventions

Students will spin the spinner and find a word that uses the ou or ow letter team.

Morning Bin #6: Text

Students will read the articles and use the information to compare and contrast cats and dogs.

Morning Bin #7: Sentences & Paragraphs

Students will read the paragraph and add a topic, supportive or concluding sentence to complete it.

Morning Bin #8: Parts of Speech

Students will read the sentence and decide if the underlined word is a noun, verb or adjective.

Morning Bin #9: Writing

Students will roll a die and use the character, setting and plot to write a story. 

Morning Bin #10: Logic & Critical Thinking

Students will use the clues to decide which item or event belongs to each kid.

Morning Bin #11: Add & Subtract

Students will roll a die and solve the addition or subtraction problem.  Then they will find the answer and circle it.

Morning Bin #12: Fluency

Students will spin the spinner, double the number, add one and cover the answer.

Morning Bin #13: Multiplication Foundations

Students will look at the array and find the repeated addition expression that matches it.

Morning Bin #14: Place Value

Two partners will each flip a card, write the number and compare the two numbers.

Morning Bin #15: Counting & Skip Counting within 1000

Students will flip a card and count on by 1’s, 5’s and 10’s.

Morning Bin #16: Measurement & Estimation

Students will estimate and measure line segments and compare.

Morning Bin #17: Time & Money

Students will count coins and use a catalog to decide if they can buy the items. Then they will find the difference in change.

Morning Bin #18: Data & Graphing

Students will read a data card and decide which graph the data belongs to.

Morning Bin #19: Shapes & Fractions

Students will divide the rectangle into rows and columns and count the parts.

Morning Bin #20: Critical Thinking

Students will solve the equations to find the value of each item.  Then they will solve the final equation using the values.

Morning Bin #21: Social & Emotional

Students will reflect on how they felt at the beginning of the school year versus how they feel at the end.

If you’d like to see the Preschool May/June Morning Bins, click here.

For the Kindergarten May/June Morning Bins, click here.

To see the 1st Grade May/June Morning Bins, click here.

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