Children need to learn mental math strategies in order to become more efficient when applying their understanding of math. This resource follows the sequence of thinking strategies necessary in order to develop these skills. From subitizing, addition strategies and subtraction strategies, this will help your students to start out their day with math in mind. It includes 29 weeks (4 days a week) of smart board morning messages using dice, dominos, 10 frames and abacus. We use this resource first thing in the morning for grade 1 and 2. Once completed, there is a challenge offered for students needing an extension.