Morning Messages and Check-Ins are a welcoming way to invite students into the classroom and begin their day. These creative and interesting messages can be projected onto the board directly from the teacher's computer, or printed out and given to each student. If the message is projected onto the board, students can use whiteboard markers to write their answers in the space below the question or message of the day. These answers can be used during morning meetings to prompt a class discussion.
Morning messages can focus on reinforcing skills taught in the classroom, allow children to reflect upon their learning, gauge how students are feeling and where they are emotionally, or they can serve as a place for students to share their hopes, dreams, and imaginative ideas! It helps students transition into their classroom community and sets a positive tone for the day where they know their opinion and their point of view are valued.
To make a Morning Messages or Check In worksheet, choose a template above! Once you're in the Storyboard Creator, click on each of the elements on the template to change them to fit your needs. When you're done, hit "Save & Exit"! You can print your worksheet right away, or simply keep it in your storyboard library until you are ready to use it.