Morning Routine/Sing-A-Longs: In Kindergarten especially, morning routines that include sing-a-longs are extremely important to get brains woke up and ready to learn! This was an activity that I created in my practicum K class that the kids loved! Everyday we had a "Word of the day" that the helper picked from our magic bag. We filled in the blanks of the song with this word, and sang through our new tune twice together, and the students even sang once alone!
Before I leave school, I set up my class for the next day. This is an example of how I set up my art table. Each child has all of the supplies that he or she needs to complete each project so that they can begin immediately when we start our group rotation, even if I am alone in the classroom with no help at all. They are all ready to go. When they are done with their art project, they are responsible to set up their spot for the next person so that it is ready again.