Write the room pages with abJanuary theme. I foound them for free on www.teacherspayteachers.com.
Students can choose to work on these pages during the Daily 5. They can also choose to use the puzzles, letter tiles, magnetic letters and other hands on tools we have in the room. They can write in notebooks, on an assortment if paper or on white boards a well. Some really like doing worksheets so I always make them an option.