These smartnotebook file has several examples of morning messages to read with the kids to start your day. As we read the morning messages we point out things like capital, period on each sentence, count how many sentences there are, sight words we notice, or words that rhyme or start with a certain letter, etc. There are so many things you can do with morning messages. You can alter these and change them to fit your day. The mystery names are a nice follow up after reading the story Chrysanthemum. I give clues about the name and students try to guess (beginning letter, what it rhymes with, how many syllables, letters, etc.) Great for first week back to school!