Inspired Ideas ~ Morning Message/To-Do List

First, a thank you to the following sites for giving me the beginnings of this idea:
Little Blots Blog, which led me to…
Mrs. Nelson’s Class, which led me to…
K Crew’s Buzz Book, which altogether turned into this…

I have been narrowing down my ideas for a daily morning routine with P and over the past year we have tried many different things. Up until today our “thing” was to use a big dry erase board in our schoolroom to write our daily to-do list on and also a little personal note. Nothing too fancy and I knew I wanted to do more. The sites above got my wheels spinning and I think I like my new idea and P seemed to really like it today. Here’s what we’re doing…

I am creating a 3 ring notebook for him to keep these in. In this notebook I will store these:
This is the front, I made it in Microsoft Publisher. I plan to write P a Morning Message on this each day and we will use it to work on various skills. My main goal is to try to use as many of his word wall words as possible to give him extra practice.

Here he is working on the Morning Message, today I had him fill in the missing letters, and circle his weekly sight words. I plan to do different things each day.
And, here is the back…his daily to-do-list with check off boxes. He gets to decide how to mark the boxes each day (stickers, checks, smiley’s, etc.) Today he chose to mark with crosses.

Thanks to those of you who inspired my idea!