Murfreesboro City Schools uses Responsive Classroom for many reasons; classroom management, building community within the classroom, and introducing and practicing academic skills. I was lucky enough to attend a Responsive Classroom 1 training this month led by trainer Edie Palomba. We spent a very intense week learning how to frame a Morning Message and incorporate academic skills as we built community among the children. You can find further information at www.responsiveclassroom.org. I will be posting examples of Morning Messages that we developed during the training.
As you can see in today's training, the letter M was emphasized with a different color. The linking verb "is" can be seen in a different color also. This Morning Message is meant for a younger grade level, such as first grade. It is in a simple format that repeats through the year.