Morning Message – Write a message to the children about special activities each morning before they arrive at school.
Hint! Children will get a kick out of this message if it is written by a class mascot (aka stuffed animal or puppet).
Good morning, friends!
Today is Tuesday, September 15.
It’s going to be a terrific day!
We have P.E. with Ms. Coleman
and it’s Joshua’s birthday.
I’m so glad you’re here.
Love, Ted E. Bear
Mirror Mini Message – Write a short message each day on a classroom mirror with a dry erase marker. It might be a “teaser” to interest children in a book you are going to read, it might praise a child for a special accomplishment, or it might be a reminder to whisper in the hall.
Pocket Chart – Use a pocket chart to list songs, nursery rhymes, or cheers children select each day.
Poems and Songs – Write words to poems, songs, and finger plays on posters and follow along as you sing and chant.
Big Books – Rereads of big books will develop children’s confidence and interest in reading.
PowerPoints – If you have an interactive white board you’ll find some great activities at:
Voice Box – Make copies of fluency cards (free on drjean.org) and place them in a small box. Let children choose a card and then reread books or poems using that “voice.”