A morning message is the perfect way to engage your students the minute they walk through the door. Answering a question with no right or wrong answer allows learners to discover and articulate what’s important to them and supports their social-emotional growth. Not only that, the questions can spark important conversations that bring your community together on a deeper level. Here are some of our favorite morning message ideas teachers are using to connect with their students.
1. What are you thankful for?
Start the day off on the bright side of the street.
2. How can you prepare for the day?
Set your intention and finish strong.
3. What is your focus this week?
A brand new week is always a good time to think about things differently.
Source: @selebrateyou Do Things Differently
4. What makes you unique?
In other words, what characteristics make you, you?
5. How can you use your words today?
Kind words show we care about our community.
Source: @pearlsandwisdom Positive Words
6. What will you choose to do today?
How will you determine your own course?
Source: @selebrateyou Chooseday
7. What do you see when you gaze at the sky?
Take a closer look at the big wide world around you.
8. What is meaningful to you?
Dig deeper into your self-awareness.
Source: @selebrateyou Things You Won’t Give Up
9. How can you be a good friend today?
Because community is important.
Source: @pearlsandwisdom Friends
10. Sometimes friendship is hard.
Thinking out strategies and solutions ahead of time helps avoid painful situations.
Source: @selebrateyou What Will You Do
11. Where do you travel in your dreams?
12. What is a “do-over” for you?
So many fun things to choose from.
Source: @pearlsandwisdom Do Over
13. What makes you feel proud of yourself?
Celebrate the moments that build self-esteem.
Source: @selebrateyou Top of the World Tuesday
14. What makes you feel loved?
Discover your love language.
15. What would your story be?
Put yourself in the main character’s shoes and rewrite the story.
Source: @selebrateyou Things Tuesday
16. How will you grow this week?
What can you shift to be more productive?
Source: @selebrateyou Shift
17. We don’t say we can’t. We say “not yet.”
One of the cornerstones of a growth mindset.
Source: @pearlsandwisdom Not Yet
18. If you had a superpower, how would you change the world?
Widening the scope on how we can use our gifts.
Source: @selebrateyou Tell Me About It Tuesday
19. How many teeth do you have?
Hey, it’s a big thing when you’re six!
20. What is your favorite part of this season?
What makes you happy in this time and place?
21. How do you care for a friend?
Actions speak louder than words.
Source: @pearlsandwisdom Friday Feels
22. What is important to you?
The things you want more of reveal your priorities.
23. What do you love about your classmates?
What are the gifts of the people in our community?
24. How will you exercise your brain today?
Mental gymnastics keeps our brains limber.
Source: @pearlsandwisdom Work Out Wednesday
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