Every morning when I taught first grade I would write a “Morning Message” to my students on a white board. It would always start “Today is …” and then the day and date. Then I would write about what we were talking about today and where we were going for specials (art, music, PE, computer) I would end my message with some positive sentence about the day.
Last week I wrote one for Ashlyn-4 and she loved it. She has asked my if I could write her one every morning. I have for the past week and it’s been great. It lets her know what is going on that day, what we are doing and where we are going. I also get to tell her how excited I am about spending the day with her and that I love her. After she reads it to me I ask her to circle or underline certain things that I am looking for. I have her circle capital letters, punctuation marks, and her sight words. She loves this part. She finally gets to write on a white board! Now, she is asking if she can write a message to me. Here is her first one. I will let you try and guess what it says! Mouse of the picture to see if you’re right.