Hello! I'm a new teacher this year (although I am 33!) I have four kids of my own, so put my career on hold for the past twelve years to be a SAHM. Anyway, I "think" I will be in a 5th grade classroom in the upcoming school year. Most of the classrooms I have been in do "wake-up" work to start on when they come in the class in the morning. I don't want to do the same boring thing day after day. (For ex. Paragraph corrections daily). I would love suggestions on what kind of work you have the students do when they come in each morning. I would like to do something like to write in their journal on Mondays, something else on Tuesdays, etc. I appreciate any suggestions!