A “new” way to Morning Message!
Posted by Kristen Poindexter
I found this great idea to change up my Morning Message a bit. I wanted to make it more engaging and since we’d been doing the same tasks for awhile now, I thought I needed to find something new. I came across it on Pintrest and then found this blog (Growing Kinders) that had some great ideas for changing it up! I liked the ideas and wanted to make sure everyone had a chance “to do” something, so I changed a few things and ended up with this:
This could be done as the children come in each day, but I like to do this as a shared activity so that I can observe who is having trouble with what skills. The kids REALLY like it and are having fun with each of the tasks I ask them to do each day.
So far, we’ve worked on these skills:
fill in the missing words
patterns (letter and shape patterns)
As I shared in a previous post, I have pictures of the children’s faces on large popscicle sticks and have written their names on them as well. I choose one student each day to be the “stick person”. They pick two names at a time and those children come up and fill in something on our Morning Message, when they sit back down, two more are chosen.
Let me know if you think of anymore skills we could practice! I have a few new ones coming up this week, and I’ll be sharing those soon!