Message Board Center

All you need for this message board center is a wall and some sticky notes.

... and what kid doesn't go wild for sticky notes!

It's like Twitter for primary kids.

The children can write notes to each other and hang them up for all to see.

Yep, it's that simple to start and maintain.

I really like simple.

The kids love to have an audience to write to, so if you have a student that needs a little boost to write, this might be the trick.

To introduce this activity I hung the chart on the wall and placed one note on it. I purposely picked a student who does not like reading and writing to write to. My note was about something he enjoyed out of school - so he would know that I really was interested in him as a student.

When he say a personalized note to him, he went wild! I hadn't seen him so excited about reading in a long, long time.

Another one of my students who never liked to write got "hooked" on this centers and would write notes for the entire centers block.

Talk about terrific.

I've also found that this is a good way to keep up with the social standings of students in class. It helps you know who needs a little more attention and who the students perceive as a leader.

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