Bring on the day’s lessons with math and English activities that get students excited about learning.
Start Fresh with Our Daily First Grade Warm-Up
When students are groggy, overstimulated, or anxious, getting them to focus in the morning is a tall order (and we don’t mean a tall latte order).
But when you have a structured assignment for them to look forward to, students will enter the classroom with something else to concentrate on.
Display a slide on your interactive whiteboard for students to complete when they enter your class each day and watch their minds wake up. Students can record their answers in a warm-up journal or a mini dry-erase board.
This Daily Warm-up includes a spiral review of first grade-level standards that focus on learning objectives like:
- Building CVC words
- Grammar and punctuation
- Shapes and colors
- Sorting and ordering
- Numbers and operations
And a lot more!
This one download includes 50 interactive tasks that playfully challenge young minds. If you only did one warm-up activity per day, you’d have enough for months.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
In addition to morning warm-ups, use this activity any time you need to bring students’ minds back to learning, like after recess, lunch, and independent playtimes.
The activities in this teaching resource vary in complexity and the time needed to complete them. Put students in pairs or teams to collaboratively complete the activities or use them in a 1:1 intervention setting.
Provide the student(s) with our Grade 1 Level 3 or Grade 2 daily warm-up to challenge their skills. Alternatively, require students to list important vocabulary words from the activity that helped them complete their answers.
Plan ahead with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies »
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PowerPoint or PDF versions of this resource. Answer keys are included with slides where applicable.
Project the slides onto a screen and work through them as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks or mini whiteboards.
Alternatively, print slides use them for:
- Learning centers
- Lesson warm-ups
- End of the day wrap-ups
- Fast finisher activities
- Homework assignments
Don’t stop there! We’ve got even more warm-up ideas to get your students started:
A PowerPoint providing a series of warm-up activities for Grade 1 students across the mathematics curriculum.
A set of editable days of the week PowerPoint slides to use for a morning message or a morning meeting in your classroom.
A 40-slide editable PowerPoint to use when reviewing parts of speech with your students.