You know how it is when your kiddos come into your class in the morning--there are about 50 things that you're trying to take care of, your kids want to know what they need to do, and you have things that you want to remind them about, but it tends to be chaotic!
I've been using this PowerPoint with my kids in the morning. As they enter the classroom, I have it displayed on my Promethean Board. The night before, I set it up with all of the info they need for the day--morning work assignments, schedule announcements, reminders, and other odds and ends.
Each "announcement" is written in a bright color and a fun font to grab students' interest. Animations keep students engaged in the announcements as they cycle through. Oh, and the best part--the whole slideshow is time and set to loop, so all you have to do is drop in your announcements and start the slideshow; it automatically moves through your slides and starts over each time it reaches the last slide. This lets you start the slideshow and take care of other things while your students get the info they need to start the day!
This has been a HUGE help in starting my day off smoothly! My kids know to come in the room and watch the board for announcements. And if they miss one, they just sit and wait a minute until it comes back on the board again.
The file for this listing is a very basic slideshow that can be used in the morning. Simply add your own page numbers or times to the slideshow. Delete any slides that you don't need and add any that are missing. For full access to all 33 messages, purchase the paid version! I'll be adding more messages as needed!
Thanks to The 3am Teacher (http://the3amteacher.blogspot.com ) for letting me use one of her adorable frames!