Digital morning messages are a fun way to review and practice literacy and math skills each day. Plus, they are easy to use on video conferencing platforms for virtual learning.
Digital Morning Messages
With the thought of distance learning, I can’t imagine not having a morning meeting with students. I always loved this time to gather with my sweeties and quickly review a few skills and most importantly, have some meaningful conversations. These digital morning messages are the perfect way to connect with your students, wherever they may be. The PowerPoint, of course, can be used within your classroom each and every day. However, now you also have the option of conducting a morning meeting virtually.
There are several video conferencing platforms out there. I want to show you how easy it is to use this resource to connect with your students and I have found Zoom to be a great option. Setting up an account on Zoom is simple. It seems to run pretty smoothly and is user-friendly. Which is a must!
After creating an account or signing in, you can host a meeting. Once you are given the meeting link, you’ll want to share this with your students. How you get the code out to students is up to you… maybe through an email to their parents or posting it in your Google Classroom, whatever works for you. Before you start your meeting, you’ll want to open the morning message PowerPoint on your computer and minimize it. Once you’ve done that and your students join the meeting, you can begin a screen share. This option is located at the bottom of your Zoom window.
After clicking screen share, Zoom will open a window for you to select which file you would like to share. Remember, you’ll need to have the PowerPoint already opened on your computer for it to show up here.
Simply select the file and it will open on your computer and be visible for your students to see. Make sure to view the PowerPoint in presentation mode in order for it to work correctly. I also wanted to point out that you can mark on the document through screen share, as well. It is a great tool if you want to bring attention to a specific item.
During a screen share, you can talk to your students and give them instructions based on the activity.
There are three math and literacy activities each day for students. You can choose to have them verbally give their answer, write it on a whiteboard, or jot it in a notebook.
What’s more, is that each activity comes with a “Let’s Check” slide!
Each day ends with a turn and talk, as well.
Digital Morning Messages Resource
This resource is available for Pre-K, kindergarten, and 1st grade. Click below for the year-long bundles.
- Pre-K Morning Messages Digital Bundle
- Kindergarten Morning Messages Digital Bundle
- First Grade Morning Messages Digital Bundle
Additional Digital Learning Ideas
- The Best Digital Sentence Building Activities for Kindergarten
- Digital Phonics in Kindergarten and First Grade
- Digital Learning Reading Lesson Plans: Giraffe Problems