This activity is meant as a warm up for the morning. Students practice different concepts and Skills such as being exposed to print, reading, writing, practicing letter formation, sound recognition, learning to follow directions and practicing number formation.
How to Use:
First the class, individual or group of students listen to you read.
Next students read with you and fill in the blanks date as you read along.
Next, students circle which specialist they will attend today ( P.E, Music, or Library)
Next you have students look and find the letter of the day and circle it inside the morning message and any other location they find on the paper.
Next students practice their letter formation, both uppercase and lower case.
Then students practice locating their sounds by coloring the picture that begins with the focus letter.
Last if students are done I have them write the focus letter on the remaining white spaces left on the paper, I also have them practice write the number of the date they wrote in the blank above as they wait for their peers to finish up.
You may differentiate as you see fit and the above instructions are not the only way to go about this activity. It can also be used during a center or with a group of students. The idea is students will gradually reach a time where they will not need your assistance and they will be able to complete this on their own.
Morning Message for all 21 school days of September