At my school, we have interventions first thing in the morning. I LOVE starting the day with interventions! It is a great way to start our learning right away. For morning work, I created daily math and grammar practice for my students, since those are skills they always need to practice. I gave them about 15-20 math problems and about 20 sentences to correct/vocabulary practice. They received their packet on Monday, and it was due on Friday.
However, I noticed it was difficult giving my students this particular morning work for a few reasons:
1. A lot of my kids didn't finish their morning work because they were gone at interventions.
2. Students who didn't require interventions finished their morning work early, and then didn't use their remaining time as wisely as they should have. (The iPads really came into play here...)
3. I found myself grading a TON of morning work and having to interrupt my intervention group to help students, give them a direction on what they should be doing, etc.
For this upcoming school year, I came up with a new solution. I am still going to assign math and grammar/vocabulary practice daily, but I am going to cut back to just a few questions each. After my students finish their daily problems (which they should be able to complete no problem before interventions begin), they will choose one box from our "Brain Breakfast" sheet to complete.
At the bottom of the sheet there is a spot for students to check if they were at interventions. If they are in an intervention group, they are not required to complete a box a day. I love this idea because it holds kids accountable and gives them a focus for their morning. I can't wait to use it!