I’m a big believer in writing a Morning Message each day with young children as a primary way of teaching them how to read. (For more on this, click here.)
Normally I write out the Morning Message by hand because this teaches letter formation at the same time. It also allows you as the teacher to be really slow and methodical. “Mmmmmmmoooooorrr- nnnnn– ing” The funnier you sound the better!
This week things have been different. Jenna (3y) has croup. I’m trying to keep her resting and upright at the same time. That’s not as easy as it sounds!
One of the things Jenna enjoys doing is typing. So since we are at the computer together anyway, we are experimenting with doing the Morning Message on the computer. Then we print out our paper when we are done, so Jenna can “read” it to Daddy when he gets home.
Needless to say, this will probably be my only blog post this week until Thursday when the Carnival of Afterschooling is scheduled.