Morning Message Sticks can be used in a variety of ways. By gluing the questions/tasks to sticks they are easily accessible and the idea of “picking” a stick helps to keep students engaged. Plus these labels are color coded by 4 Kindergarten Common Core strands which helps to ensure you are meeting a variety of standards during your morning message time.
Pick a few sticks to focus on each week. Teach on Monday and then place in the jar for students to pick out and complete during morning message. Once taught you can include a variety of sticks for review fun!
Choose to just focus on 1 strand or all 4!
Have the teacher pick a stick and read it aloud giving all students time to think before calling on a student to complete the task or call on a student to pick from the jar and read the question/task aloud for him/her to complete.
70 pre-typed questions or tasks which are divided and color coded into 4 different Kindergarten Common Core Strands. These strands are Print Concepts (yellow), Phonological Awareness (green), Phonics and Word Recognition (blue), and Conventions of standard English.(magenta)
8 additional blank color coded labels
1 color coded reference page which lists all questions/tasks included
How to set up: Laminate each page then cut out each rectangle and fold in half. Place each folded piece over a craft stick and glue together on the insides. Store morning message sticks in a jar ready for picking.
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