March 03, 2004
Many teachers write a daily morning message for their students. Though I find it a wonderful teaching tool, I was concerned about wasting paper (and the cost) so I laminated five sheets of chart paper. I write my daily message on these sheets using markers that will erase. I have a variety of colors so I can use a different color to emphasize letters or words that I want to focus on. Sometimes I allow my kids to fill in missing words or circle words that they can read. They LOVE being given the pen to write with! Because I have five I can do a week's worth of letters and at the end of the week I just wipe them off using a damp sponge. When doing this be sure to wear rubber gloves or your hands will end up being the colors of your pens!