I was feeling a bit bored with my morning message. I felt like it had lost it’s *zing* and the kiddos were getting bored (and ME too!). I struggled to find something to write, and because of that we often skipped it. Ugh. That’s when my lovely friend Traci stepped in. I visited her room one day and she shared with me how she does Daily News in her classroom. LIGHTBULB! I’m so happy she showed me her daily news routine, because now the kiddos LOVE it and the helper of the week looks forward to completing it each day!
I *try* to write it each night before I leave school. Here are some examples:
We start each week with the chart on the left. We will do this one together as a class since the kids don’t know who the helper is yet! I fold this chart in half and hang it on the classroom door. Every time we go out the kids tell me the words of the week, and we spell them or chant them.
Here are a few more examples:
The last picture is what we do on Friday. This idea also came from my friend Traci. The children have their own recording sheet as well and we work through this together. The helper of the week gets to take this big one home! They amaze me every week with all of the words they come up with! I use post it notes to write the letters of their name and we re-arrange them to make new words. FUN!
Every day the daily news is a bit different. I try to tailor it to what my helper of the week can do or needs a little help with. I love my new Daily News time!
Sometimes, I have the kiddos do the Daily News with me – we usually try to do this once or twice a week. I just copy what I have written into a document and copy it for each one of them. We sit on the carpet with clipboards and complete the daily news.
Here are some samples that you could use with your kiddos!
Once a week (usually on Fridays!) we do our Fix-It Up like this:
You can download a sample here:
If you’re interested in the entire Fix-It Pack, you can purchase it here.
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