Saturday, July 23, 2011

Morning Message Change Up

You may remember this post about my morning message. I started doing this around Feb. and LOVED it! It worked so well in my classroom, but I'm changing it up a little this year. I've been reading about the Buzz Book and how they do the morning message and I like the idea of doing it as a group and having the students engaged in the question. I had just been making my class read the question of the day (which is part of the Reading Street series) and answer it in their journals for morning work while I take snack orders and everything else. So, in order to have a engaging morning message that is discussed in whole group AND have the question of the day answered for morning work, I came up with these, which are free to download for you Reading Street teachers! And if you non-reading street teachers could use them, feel free! These questions are all about animals, so it could go along with a unit on animals.  I'll stop rambling and get to the download now :)
Unit 1 Questions
I plan to laminate these, punch two holes in the top, attach rings, and hang them somewhere in the room. Each morning, I'll have a "Question Flipper" flip to the day's question, ready to be answered for morning work! That's the plan anyways! :) 


  1. Love it! (We have Houghton Mifflin, but I love having morning work that engages the kiddos!) Thanks! :0) Kelly

  2. These are FABULOUS!! We have Reading Streets and I plan on using these! Thank you so much for sharing all of your hard work! =)

  3. What a great idea! Where did you find the cute frame border?! LOVE it!

  4. Thanks! SO you have them answer it in a journal and then they also share their answers in the morning meeting?