Encourage Growth Mind Set!
Last year I began writing/drawing encouraging notes and letters to my students on the white board each morning for them to respond to. After a few weeks, my students expected the morning message daily! Even students from the previous year would come in and answer it! As a teacher, I loved it!!! The only problem was….some days… I simply ran out of time and couldn’t get the message on the board before my students came in. They would be so disappointed! So…. I fixed the problem by creating a PowerPoint where I could be sure I never repeated a message or ran out of time. Not to mention I am not the best artist and this is much cuter!
Morning Messages: My students are given a “Morning Message Journal” at the beginning of the year. Each morning, my students find a “Morning Message” on the board. As part of their morning work, they must respond to the message in their journal (unless the message says to write a response on a sticky note)- you will need to provide those/or small pieces of paper. I have included 20 morning messages for Monday-Friday and 10 random messages for a total of 110 Morning Messages!!!!!
Teacher Pages: Included you will also find pages that will assist you in staying organized throughout the year. Monday-Friday Topic pages, Morning Message Planner (can be used as part of lesson planning), and Morning Message Tracker to keep tabs on which slides you have used.
Morning Message Tracker: To use, simply check the slides you have completed. Please note, there are a few slides that have choices (depending on your grade level)- this is why there are multiple slides as one option.
** Extra: Scrabble Board, Window Art (2 versions), Wordy Wednesday student page, & Post-It Notes Template***
Please let me know if you have any comments, questions, or concerns. If you find any mistakes, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org I will make any changes needed and upload a new copy as soon as possible.
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