What a great "morning work" activity! Show students a picture & have them make 5 observations, 5 inferences, and then 5 predictions. Clarifies those processes &--depending on the picture!--can be a great way to get them thinking and engaged on a topic.
National Geographic Young Explorers = National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically for kindergarten and first grade students. Children can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text. It is a great way to bring interesting non-fiction stories into reading center time.